Minister of Commerce, Industry and Labour/Minister of Public Enterprises

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Honourable Lautafi Fio Selafi Joseph Purcell

Afioga Lautafi Fio Selafi Purcell is the Minister of Commerce Industry and Labour and also Minister for Public Enterprises. He represents the Constituency of Satupaitea and this is his second term in Parliament. He was elected Minister for the Ministry of Public Enterprises in the previous Parliamentary term when this new Ministry was established. Prior to that, he was Associate Minister for the Ministry of Agriculture.

Lautafi was educated at Chanel College, Samoa and St. Paul’s College in New Zealand before continuing on to Victoria University in Wellington. He had worked in the Justice Department in New Zealand as Prison Manager and as a Prison Reform Consultant in Samoa. Lautafi is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Auditors and also affiliates with local and international associations and corporations.

Honurable Lautafi is married to Gisa Lematua Fuatai Purcell and they have four children. He is a member of the Catholic Church.

Ministerial Portfolio

View Samoan Translation

In Charge of:

  • Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour
  • Ministry for Public Enterprises
  • Samoa Bureau of Statistics

Other Responsibilities:

  • Samoa Land Corporation
  • Audit Office
  • Samoa Sports Facilities Authority
  • Housing Corporation
  • Accident Compensation Corporation
  • Polynesian Airlines



View English Translation

Matagaluega i lalo o lana vaavaaiga:

  • Matagaluega mo Faalapotopotoga Tumaoti
  • Matagaluega o Leipa ma Fefaatauaiga
  • Matagaluega o Fuainumera Faamaumauina

Isi Matafaioi:

  • Faalapotopotoga o Eleele a le Malo
  • Ofisa o Pule ma Suetusi Sili
  • Pulega o Fale ma Malae Taalo a Samoa
  • Faalapotopotoga o Mea Tau fale a Samoa
  • Faalapotopotoga o Taui mo Faalavelave Faafuasei
  • Kamupani Vaalele a le Polenisia