Ten applicants have expressed interest in the vacant Ministry of Commerce Industry and Labour (M.C.I.L) Chief Executive Officer position.
Minister of Public Enterprises, Lautafi Selafi Purcell said the applicants are well qualified people with degrees and masters.
Lautafi told the Samoa Observer that the applicants include people from overseas. He declined to give names of the applicant.
However, he said the position has been vacant for a while and needs someone to occupy it.
“We need someone soon to run the place,” said the Minister who is also responsible for M.C.I.L.
“We have Assistant Chief Executive Officer rotating (as Acting C.E.O) but they too have their own work to do and it’s not fair on them.”
According to the Minister after the process of short-listing and doing interviews a new C.E.O. should be appointed before the end of September.
The C.E.O. position remains vacant following the passing away of the former C.E.O. Peseta Margaret Malua in June.