Hon Fiame Naomi Mataafa

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Hon Fiame Naomi Mataafa

Party: F.A.S.T Party

Term: 1985 - current

Electorate: Lotofaga

Province: N/A

Political Status: MP; Leader of FAST Party

ACADEMIC HISTORY:
Primary – Malifa Government Primary School (Western Samoa)
Secondary – Samuel Marsden Collegiate School, (Wellington, New Zealand)
Tertiary – Victoria University, Wellington

New Zealand (1976 – 1979) – Political Science.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:
Matai Responsibilities

TERMS IN OFFICE AS MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT AND CABINET MINISTERS:

1985 – 1987
Member of Parliament (Lotofaga District)

1988 – 1990
Re-elected Member of Parliament for Lotofaga District.
Appointed Parliamentay Under – Secretary for Finance

1991 – 1996
Member of Parliament for Lotofaga District
Minister of Education

1991 – 1992
Held Ministerial portfolio of Youth, Sports and Culture, Museum and Archives Labour (Accident Compensation Board)

1991 – 1996
Re-elected as Member of Parliament for Lotofaga District
Minister of Education

1996 – 2001
Re-elected Member of Parliament for Lotofaga District
Minister of Education

2001 – 2006
Re-elected Member of Parliament for Lotofaga District.
Minister of Education, Sports and Culture.

2006 – 2011 
Re-elected M.P for Lotofaga District
Minister for Women, Community and Social Development,
Public Service Commission,
Salaries Tribunal,
Ombudsman’s Office

2011 – PRESENT
Re-elected M.P for Lotofaga District
Ministry of Justice and Courts Administration

MINISTRIES IN CHARGE OF:

1991 – 2006
Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture.

2006 – 2011 
Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development,
Public Service Commission
Salaries Tribunal
Ombudsman’s Office

2011 – 2016
Ministry of Justice and Courts Administration,

2016 – September 2020
Deputy Prime Minister

September 2020current
Resigned as Deputy PM and left HRRP. Became the lead of the new F.A.S.T. Party. Re-elected in March 2021 to Parliament.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

2006 – 2011 
Pro-Chancellor and Chair of the Council of the University of the South Pacific, Suva Fiji. President of the National Council of Women

2011 – PRESENT 
Film Censorship
Electoral Commission

This information is taken from the Government of Samoa Office Website.