Gov introduces new staffer — former ASPA managing director Paul Young
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa Power Authority former managing director Paul Young last Thursday at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium, during the cabinet meeting, where Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga made the official announcement that Young has been recruited by the Governor’s Office.
“I asked Paul to come in. I know he was preparing to leave and I called on him to come in and sit down with us,” Lolo told cabinet members.
“Paul has a lot of insights and resources that our people can use. So we asked for his service to assist us especially on our economic front,” the governor explained. “We know we have several economic issues that we need to address. So having another person with a set of skills that can be utilized would be very helpful to us.”
Lolo thanked Young for staying back to work here and asked directors to give Young their support.
Young will be focusing and providing technical assistance” on several matters including, “promoting industry development and economic diversification by supporting existing and emerging industries; attracting new investment and businesses that can create more skilled, quality jobs in the territory; and work to increase exports of American Samoa’s products and services,” the governor’s executive assistant Iulogologo Joseph Pereira said last week. (See Samoa News online edition July 12 for details.)