AMERICAN SAMOA TAPS RETIREMENT FUND FOR FESTIVAL

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, Jan. 6) – The government in American Samoa has increased its monetary contribution to the 10th Pacific Arts Festival organizing committee.

The committee announced last year that the government was contributing US$1.5 million to assist with preparation of the festival, which runs from July 20-Aug 2.

However, the governor has informed the Fono leadership that the government’s contribution has increased by $1 million to $2.5 million.

According to the governor $1.5 million is to assist with logistics, such as accommodation and transportation and the extra $1 million to fund the food voucher programme to feed the expected 2,000 participants.

The government’s contribution is funded under the $20 million loan it received from the government Employees Retirement Fund.

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