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Fiame Naomi Mataafa Deputy Prime Minister

Fiame Naomi Mataafa

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Afioga Fiame Naomi Mataafa first entered Parliament in 1985 and is the Member of Parliament from the Lotofaga Constituency on Upolu’s South Coast.

Fiame is the first female Deputy Prime Minister of Samoa.  She first joined Cabinet in 1991 as Minister of Education, Sports and Culture.  She also served as the Minister of Women, Community and Social Development and in the last Parliamentary term, she was the Minister of Justice and Courts Administration.

Fiame has represented Samoa in the Executive Boards of UNESCO and Governors of the Commonwealth of Learning. She is currently the Chair and Pro-Chancellor of the University of the South Pacific and also the Chair of the Eminent Persons’ Advisory Panel (Pacific Leadership Programme) Australia.

Fiame is a member of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa at Lotofaga, Aleipata.

Ministerial Portfolio:

  • Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
  • Samoa Trust Estates Corporation

Other Responsibilities:

  • National Parks, Recreation and Water Conservation
  • National Disaster Council
  • Meteorology and Forestry
  • Planning and Urban Management Agency

Matagaluega i lalo o lana vaavaaiga:

  • Matagaluega o Punaoa Faale-natura ma le Siosiomaga
  • Faalapotopotoga Esetete Tausi o Samoa

Isi Matafaioi:

  • Eleele Faasaoina, Mataaga ma Suavai Faasaoina
  • Faalavelave Faafuasei Matuia o le Natura
  • Vaaitau ma le Vaomatua
  • Ofisa o Fuafuaga ma Pulega o Nofoaga i Taulaga