The passing away of the Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour, Peseta Margaret Malua, has come as sad news to the Ministry she served.
Peseta was ill and she passed away on Sunday evening at her family home at Tulaele.
The Minister of Public Enterprises, who is also responsible for M.C.I.L, Lautafi Selafi Purcell said he was shocked to hear the news.
When Peseta was admitted due to an illness, he said they had all hoped she would regain her strength.
“She is someone that loves to work and does not like to sit around,” said Lautafi.
“Peseta was extremely knowledgeable about her work at M.C.I.L. and with the time I had worked with her I had relied on her for the improvement of the Ministry and development for our country.”
Lautafi said the C.E.O. is dearly missed by those that had worked with her and sends his condolences to the grieving family.
Peseta had worked in M.C.I.L. before she moved to Samoa Business Enterprise Center where she was the C.E.O.
She later returned to M.C.I.L. last year where she was appointed the C.E.O.
Peseta was also the Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce.