Navigate our ship wisely, lest we all drown in the tsunami of hopelessness
If there’s a valuable lesson to learn from the ASG $20 million loan fiasco, it is the need for the administration and Fono to appreciate and respect what little financial resources we have, or have access to. Simply put, leaders lack respect for limited resources, and people pay the price.
Clearly, proper planning would have had avoided unnecessary purchases (Fo’isia, Manu’a fautasi, barges, etc.) and costly litigation (Marisco, etc.). And clearly, the LBJ off-island care program could have used some of that money back then.