Afamasaga Lepuia'i Rico Tupai was appointed Samoa's Minister of Communications and Information Technology after his election as a Member of Parliament in March 2016. Prior to the parliamentary elections, he was Managing Director of Skylite, a Samoa and Pacific based media agency. Hon Afamasaga worked for the Samoa Public Service for about 15 years mainly with the Department of Broadcasting and other government media production studios. He was also Board Director for MaiTV in Fiji, a Television company he set up with friends in the industry and now operating as pay television in Papua New Guinea as CLICK. Hon. Afamasaga was also Regional Commercial Brand Manager for Digicel Pacific in all its Roll Out in Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Fiji and Vanuatu from 2007 to 2009.