About the Ministry for Public Enterprises

The Ministry for Public Enterprises (MPE) officially opened its doors to the public on 24 August 2015, and aims to make a significant contribution to Samoa’s economic growth by exercising a strategic leadership and oversight role for the Public Bodies.
The Ministry was initially part of the Ministry of Finance, operating as the State Owned Enterprises Monitoring Division. It is led by Chief Executive Officer To’oala Elita To’oala, a vibrant leader who holds several tertiary qualifications including a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Western Sydney.

The Ministry’s core function is to monitor the performance of Pubic Bodies in accordance with the provisions of the Public Bodies (Performance and Accountability) Act 2001 and other supporting legislations that state how Public Bodies are to be governed and what is expected of them in terms of their productivity, profitability, returns on Government’s investment and the quality of service delivery to the public. The Ministry is also mandated to provide policy advice and support to the Shareholding Ministers; Minister for Public Enterprises, Hon. Leatinu’u Faumuina Wayne So’oialo and Minister of Finance, Hon. Lautimuia Uelese Vaai.

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