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Gov warns directors of folly for failing to follow procurement rules

Gov. Lemanu P.S. Mauga
Source: RNZ Pacific

Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Governor Lemanu P.S. Mauga has served notice to directors of government agencies that they need to follow the procurement rules and regulations on all projects.

He said any project underway without a properly executed contract must stop.

In a statement, Lemanu wrote that good governance and financial management practices require that the established procedures for government contracting are followed.

He further ordered that from Dec. 8, vendors or contractors working on projects that are not in compliance with the procurement and contracting rules and procedures won't be paid.