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Cabinet Releases (English and Samoan)
14 January 2015

1. Criminal Justice Programme report
Cabinet has approved the report on the Criminal Justice Programme on Addressing Corruption, in which Samoa participated on 3 – 14 November 2014 in Japan.

There were 29 participants from 22 countries in Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa, South America and the Pacific.

The programme’s agenda included a series of lectures, study tours and group discussions.  Participants also made presentations on key institutions of their country’s criminal justice systems and how each country is attempting to address corruption.

The importance of effective cooperation by domestic agencies and international agencies was highlighted, and emphasis on the need to keep good records and data as well as having trained personnel and simple accounting software employed to flag any financial data irregularities.  There were also presentations on anti-corruption programmes and initiatives from the private sector.

The study tour was spread across Tokyo, Hiroshima and Kyoto and included visits to Japan’s Parliament, Courts, Prosecutors Office, Police, Prisons and Taxation Office.

The programme themes focused on:

  • Effective Measures to Identify, Trace, Freeze and Seize, Confiscate and Recover Proceeds of Crime;
  • Effective Investigative Measures for Corruption Cases;
  • Strengthening the Capacity and Integrity of Criminal Justice Authorities and their Personnel.

The Corporate Services Manager of the Office of the Attorney General, Manusamoa Christine Saaga represented Samoa at the training programme.

Polokalame Faalea’oa’oga mo Faamasinoga o Soligatulafono i le itu tau Faiga Pi’opi’o
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le lipoti o le Polokalame Faalea’oa’oga mo Faamasinoga o Soligatulafono i le itu tau Faiga Pi’opi’o na auai atu i ai le sui o Samoa lea na faia i Iapani i le aso 3 – 14 o Novema 2014.

E sui auai 29 mai atunuu e 22 o le atu Asia, Europa, Sasa’e Tutotonu, Aferika, Amerika i Saute ma le Pasefika na faatasi ai i lea a’oa’oga.

O le faagasologa o lea a’oa’oga e aofia ai folasaga a faiaoga e i ai tomai faapitoa, na latou faamatalaina ai tulaga o alagaoa e maua mai i faiga pi’opi’o i totonu o nisi atunuu o le lalolagi. Na faaailoa ai foi le taua o le galulue faatasi o vaega eseese i totonu o se Malo faapea foi ma le galulue faatasi ma Faalapotopotoga Faavaomalo. Na faailoa ai foi i lea vaega le taua o le teumalu o faamaumauga e aoina mai ma faamaumauga tusitusia, ma ia faafaigaluega tagata ua mae’a a’oa’oina mo le faatinoina o ia vaega, ma ia i ai le silafia i tekonolosi tau tausi tusi e faafaigofie ma vave ai ona maua ni faiga sese e faia i faamaumauga aoina o tupe. O isi tulaga na folasia e aofia ai polokalame tetee atu i faiga pi’opi’o ma fuafuaga faataatitia.

Na faia foi folasaga a sui o atunuu ta’itasi i mataupu e aofia Faiga Faavae ma auala ua mae’a faataatitia i totonu o latou atunuu e faafeto’ai ai nei faiga pi’opi’o.

Sa faatino foi a’oa’oga faasavali i aai o Tokyo, Hiroshima ma Kyoto e faamasani ai i le Palemene, Faamasinoga, Ofisa o Faatautaia Moliaga, Ofisa o Leoleo, Falepuipui ma le Ofisa o Lafoga a le Malo o Iapani.

O autu e tolu o le polokalame e aofia ai:

  • Faailoa o fautuaga lelei, sailia, taofia ma aveese, aveese ma toe faatumu oa e maua mai i faiga pi’opi’o;
  • Fuataga lelei mo le faiga o suesuega o mataupu tau faiga pi’opi’o;
  • Faamalosia le mafai gafatia ma le faamaoni o le Matagaluega o Faamasinoga o Soligatulafono ma a latou tagata faigaluega.

O le Pule mo Auaunaga Lautele o le Ofisa o le Loia Sili, Afioga Manusamoa Christine Saaga na fai ma sui o Samoa i lea polokalame faalea’oa’oga.

2.  Contracts awarded for Samoa College renovations
Cabinet approved the contracts awarded to Diamond Head Design & Build, Poloa Construction Company and Ah Liki Construction for renovation works on school building blocks at Samoa College, as part of preparations for the upcoming Commonwealth Youth Games 2015 to be hosted by Samoa.

The tenders were advertised for public interest and three companies submitted applications of bids.

The bids were assessed according to the tender bidding document and after consultations the recommendations were finalised as follows: Block B awarded to Poloa Construction Company; Blocks C,D,E & F awarded to Ah Liki Construction; and Blocks A & G awarded to Diamond Head Design & Build.

These recommendations were submitted for Cabinet’s approval.

Konekarate mo galuega toe faaleleia mo faleaoga a le Kolisi o Samoa
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le tuuina atu o konekarate i kamupani e tolu, o Diamond Head Design & Build, Poloa Construction ma Ah Liki Construction mo galuega toe faaleleia mo poloka faleaoga e lua i le Kolisi o Samoa e faaaogaina mo Taaloga a le Taupulega mo Tupulaga Talavou 2015.

Na faasalalauina tauofoga mo le faia o galuega toe faaleleia mo poloka faleaoga e fitu, ma e tolu kamupani na tuuina ane tusi tauofo.

Na iloiloina tauofoga uma e tusa ai ma aiaiga o le tauofoga, ma e lua kamupani na tuuina atu i ai nei galuega. E tolu poloka fale (A, B & G) na konekarate mo le Poloa Construction a e fa poloka fale (C,D,E & F) na konekarate mo le kamupani a Ah Liki Construction.

O le faaiuga o Tesema na faailoa ane ai e le Poloa Construction ua le mafai ona latou faataunuuina galuega uma mo poloka fale e tolu e pei ona faamaonia a e na o le tasi le poloka e mafai ona latou faia.

I le mae’a o fetuunaiga ma iloiloga a le Komiti o Tauofoga, na tuuina mai ai loa le fautuaga mo se faaiuga a le Kapeneta mo le tuuina atu o le faia o galuega toe faaleleia mo poloka faleaoga e lua (A & G) i le kamupani a le Diamond Head Design & Build.

3.Patients for overseas medical treatment
Cabinet has approved the transfer of four patients for medical treatment overseas under the Samoa Medical Treatment Scheme.

Three males and one female patient, with illnesses including lung disease, lower abdominal mass, cancer and heart disease will be transferred overseas, for treatment that is not available in Samoa.

Gasegase auina mo togafitiga i atunuu i fafo
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le auina atu o gasegase e to’afa mo togafitiga i Niu Sila i lalo o le polokalame Faapitoa a Samoa mo le Auina atu o Gasegase mo Togafitiga i Fafo.

E to’atolu alii a e to’atasi le tama’ita’i o le a auina atu ona e le mafai ona faatauina i totonu o Samoa o latou togaifitiga.

O gasegase o i latou ia e aofia ai gasegase o le māmā, fula i le manava, kanesa ma gasegase o le fatu.

-ENDS

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