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Cabinet Releases (English and Samoan)
29 January 2015

1.  Polokalame mo le faaaogaina/galueaina o le faata faapitoa mo le suesueina o le kanesa
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le auai atu o le sui o Samoa i le Polokalame Faalea’oa’oga mo le Faatinoga o le Faaogaina/galuegaina o le Faata Faapitoa mo le Suesueina o le Kanesa o le Susu o tina ma tamaitai e faia i Niu Sila i le aso 14 – 28 Fepuari 2015.

O lenei a’oa’oga e matua taua tele mo le faatupulaia o tomai ma agavaa e faamasani ai i le faaaogaina o ituaiga faata faapea ma masini faaonaponei mo le faatinoina lelei o le suesueina o gasegase o le kanesa o le susu ina ia vave ona iloa ma amata faatino togaifitiga a o le i o’o i se tulaga anagata ma faigata ona toe togafitia.

O lenei a’oa’oga ua mafaia ona o fesootaiga faapaaga o le Auaunaga Faasoifua Maloloina ma le Komiti Faatonu Faasoifua Maloloina a le Itumalo o Manukau i Niu Sila.

O le tamaitai Ofisa Sinia ia Tulai Tupe o le a auai atu i lea a’oa’oga. O le a toe taliu mai ma faia a’oa’oga faamasani mo lana aufaigaluega mo le faaaogaina o lenei masini.

Practical attachment on Mammography
Cabinet has approved the participation by a Samoa representative at a Practical Attachment on Mammography at Manukau Super Clinic’s Breast Imaging Department in New Zealand on 14 – 28 February 2015.  Mammography is the process of using low-energy X-rays to examine the human breast, which is used as a diagnostic and screening tool. The goal of mammography is the early detection of breast cancer.

Mammography was introduced in to Samoa in 1999.  For ten years, the first mammography machine was in operation until it broke down in 2010.  A new computerized mammography machine was eventually installed in August 2014 at the new hospital.  The practical attachment to the Manukau Super Clinic will provide Samoa’s representative with new knowledge and training on new computerised machinery and gain experience in various techniques and protocols and up-skilling in basic clinical indications and interpretations.

The training opportunity was proposed through Samoa and Manukau Institutional Linkage Program under the Clinical Services Support.

Representing Samoa is the National Health Services Principal Mammographer, Ms Tulai Tupe, who is expected to train her mammography staff upon completion of this attachment and her return to Samoa.

2.  Faasaina o le faaulufale mai o otaota o pa’u taavale ua lē aoga
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le faasa ona faaulufale mai i totonu o Samoa o otaota pa’u taavale i soo se ituaiga tino, e aofia ai ma pa’u taavale ua mae’a tipitipi (tulou).

Ua mafua lea faaiuga ona o le puipuiga o le soifua maloloina o tagata ma le siosiomaga mai aafiaga o nei atigi pa’u lē aoga. O le a faatupulaia ai foi faafitauli mo taumafaiga e faaitiitia ma pulea lelei otaota i totonu o Samoa.

O le tele o pa’u lē aoga po o faaputuga o ia pa’u o le a fai ma nofoaga e tuufua ai iniseti e pei o namu ma alia’e ai faama’i. E faaono tutupu ai mu matautia pe a faafuasei ona aafia i se afi i se tulaga lē fuafuaina ma e faigata ona tineia.

O lo o i ai Tulafono ma Faiga Faavae e aiaia ai mataupu tau otaota ma lapisi lafoa’i e aofia ai:

Tulafono mo le Faafoega o Galuega Tau Otaota 2010;

Tulafono mo Fuafuaga ma Pulega o Nofoaga i Taulaga 2004;

Tulafono Puipuia e taofia ai le ofi mai ma le salalau o faamai (Puipuiga malu mai meaola faalafua ma faamai) 2005;

Faiga Faavae mo le puleaina o otaota matautia ma otaota oona 2012 – Matagaluega o Punaoa Faanatura ma Siosiomaga.

Prohibition of the import of waste tyres
Cabinet has agreed and approved the prohibition of importation of any form of waste tyres, also known as end-of-life tyres, in to Samoa.

The prohibition is a direct result of health concerns for the public and protection for the environment.  Any importation of waste tyres will contribute significantly to current excessive waste levels in the country, and subsequent waste- related problems for Samoa.

Waste tyres can be breeding grounds for disease-carrying mosquitoes and rodents.  Storage piles can be a major fire hazard and are extremely difficult to extinguish.

There are legislations and policies to regulate waste management which include:
Waste Management Act 2010;
Planning and Urban Management Act 2004;
Quarantine (Biosecurity) Act 2005;
National Chemicals and Hazardous Waste Management Policy 2012 – MNRE.

3.  Faamanatuina o le Aso Faapitoa mo Laufanua Vailaloa i Samoa ma le Lalolagi
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le polokalame mo le Faamanatuina o le Aso Faapitoa o Laufanua Vailaloa e faia i Sato’alepai, Matautu i le Aso Faraile, 6 o Fepuari 2015.
O le manulauti o lea aso, “O Laufanua Vailaloa mo le Lumanai”.

O le Afioga i le Alii Palemia, Susuga Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, o le a fofogaina le saunoaga autu o le aso.

O le polokalame o le aso e aofia ai:
Le tauvaga puega ata o laufanua vailalo mo tupulaga talavou i le va o le 15 – 24 tausaga;
Faalauiloa aloaia le Ta’utinoga a Samoa mo Laufanua Vailaloa;
Ata Faatusa o laufanua o Matautu Sato’alepai.

O le a faia foi le asiasiga i le vai tilapia ma le toga togo i Sato’alepai. O le a faia foi tauvaga pese, faapea ma semina o fesili ma tali e faatatau i le autu o le aso.

World Wetlands Day 2015
Cabinet has approved the programme for Samoa’s commemoration of World Wetlands Day 2015 at Sato’alepai,
Matautu on Friday 6thFebruary 2015.
The theme of the day is, “Wetlands for our future.”

The keynote address will be delivered by Honourable Prime Minister, Susuga Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi.

The programme will include:
Wetlands photography competition for youths between the ages of 15 – 24;
Official launch of Samoa’s Wetlands Declaration;
P3D Model display of Matautu wetlands.

A visit to the Sato’alepai tilapia farm and mangroves is also included in the programme, as well as song competitions and a seminar to highlight the theme of the day.

4.  Fausia o malae taalo squash
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le fausia o malae squash faavaomalo i Tuanaimato.

Ua faamaonia foi le ofoina mai e le kamupani a le Apia Concrete Products o le $60,000.00 e fesoasoani ai mo le faatupeina o lea galuega.

O le galuega atoa e aofia ai le fausia o malae squash faavaomalo e lima. E tolu malae mo taaloga ta’ito’atasi ma malae e lua mo taaloga ta’ito’alua.

O le faamoemoe maualuga ia atina’e lenei taaloga i totonu o le atunuu aemaise i le tulaga o taaloga faavaomalo.

New squash courts
Cabinet has approved the construction of international squash courts at Tuanaimato.
In addition to Government funding, Apia Concrete Products Ltd have offered financial assistance of $60,000.00 to assist with the project.

The project comprises of five international squash courts – three singles courts and two doubles courts.

The focus is to develop the sport in the country and especially in the international arena.

-ENDS

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