Hon Tofa Faimalotoa Kika Iemaima Stowers

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Hon Tofa Faimalotoa Kika Iemaima Stowers

Party: Human Rights Peoples Party

Term: 2014-2016; 2016-2021; 2021-current

Electorate: Gagaifomauga No.1

Province: N/A

Political Status: MP

Faimalotoa Kika Iemaima Stowers Ah Kau is a Samoan politician and Cabinet Minister. She is a member of the Human Rights Protection Party.

Stowers was educated at St. Mary’s College in Vaimoso,[1] before becoming a broadcaster for Radio 2AP, where she worked from 1968 to 2003 and rose to become Director of Broadcasting.[2] She was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of Samoa in a by-election in 2014.[3] She was re-elected in the 2016 Samoan general election and appointed to Cabinet as Minister for Women Affairs and Social Development.[1][4] In November 2017 she allegedly assaulted another member of her family, and prosecution was contemplated.[5][6]

In April 2019 she was replaced as Minister of Women, Community and Social Development by Tuitama Talalelei Tuitama in a cabinet reshuffle, taking up Tuitama’s portfolio of Health.[7] As Minister of Health she led the response to the 2019 Samoa measles outbreak[8] and to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stowers was re-elected in the 2021 election.

Source: Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faimalotoa_Kika_Stowers