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Lolo concerned wihen director and deputies are off island at the same time

Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga was not happy to learn recently that at least three departments had both the director and deputy director off island at the same time.


“This is not a satisfactory management practice,” said Lolo in a June 24 memo to directors and heads of agencies, but didn’t identify the three departments. “It can impact the functionality of your own departments and agencies as well as have an effect on the ability of other departments and agencies to meaningfully interface with yours.”


Going forward, Lolo said he does not expect to see again two senior officials of any department or agency away from their positions at the same time.


“I appreciate that family and health emergencies can arise, in which case you need to consult with myself, and the Lieutenant Governor in my absence, prior to travel,” he added.