Congressman Faleomavaega announced today that in a letter dated January 9, 2012, he responded to a letter from Governor Lolo M. Moliga requesting a meeting of leaders of government to address priority issues of concern in the Territory.
In a letter dated January 5, 2013, Governor Lolo expressed a “fervent desire for a meeting of all the leaders of government to define and articulate issues for collaboration” with the hopes that Congressman Faleomavaega could avail time for such a meeting to coincide with the opening of the 33rd American Samoa Legislature on Monday, January 14th.
Congressman Faleomavaega responded to the Governor by congratulating him on his successful transition into the new gubernatorial administration and expressing his regrets for not being able to be on island at the proposed time.
Faleomavaega wrote, “…I appreciate you alerting me of your interest to convene a meeting with government leaders regarding important issues facing the people of American Samoa. However, because Congress will be in session during the weeks of January 14th and January 21st, I regret that I will not be available at the proposed time frame coinciding with the opening of the 33rd American Samoa Legislature on January 14th.”
“I plan to hopefully be in American Samoa from January 24th through January 28th. If such a meeting were to take place during this time period, I would gladly attend. I also would be agreeable to a meeting with you during that time frame in lieu of my absence for the proposed meeting,” Faleomavaega concluded