Honourable Sala Fata Pinati

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Minister of Tourism, Government of Samoa


Afioga Salā Fata Risati Pinati is the Member of Parliament for Gagaemauga Number 1.

He previously held the Cabinet portfolio for Police, Prisons, Fire and Emergency Services from 2011-2016.  He was Associate Minister of Agriculture at the start of his first term in Parliament in 2006.  He has also served as Associate Minister of Education (2007) and Associate Minister of Finance (2008 – 2010).

Salā was a board member of the Development Bank of Samoa and is a respected member of the business community in Apia through his family restaurant.

He is married to Peseta Cecilia Ah Leong and is a member of the Catholic church.