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Cabinet Releases (English and Samoan)
2 February 2015


1. 
Reappointment of Fepuleai as Head of SQA
Cabinet has approved the reappointment of Afioga Fepuleai Sinapi Moli as Chief Executive Officer for the Samoa Qualification Authority for the next three years.

The contract was advertised for public interest, and four candidates submitted applications.

The selection panel conducted interviews for all applicants and had undertaken assessments before a recommendation was submitted to Cabinet for the final decision.

This is Fepuleai’s fourth consecutive term in office since the establishment of SQA in 2005.  She holds a Master of Education from the University of Waikato and a Bachelor of Science from Victoria University in Wellington.

Prior to her appointment as CEO, Fepuleai was the Project Manager in the Samoa SQA Establishment Project in 2004 – 2005, and was the Head of the Implementation Task Force within what was then the Samoa Department of Education, from 1999 – 2004.  Fepuleai started her service in the Ministry of Education in 1993.

Afioga Fepuleai hails from the villages of Falevao, Toomatagi, Saleaula, Falefa and Fagamalo. She is a congregant at EFKS Falevao, where her husband is a lay-preacher and she is Treasurer for the Women’s Committee.

Toe filifilia Afioga Fepuleai avea ma Ofisa Sili o Pulega o le Pulega o Faailoga ma Tusipasi Taualoa a Samoa
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le toe filifilia o le Afioga ia Fepuleai Sinapi Moli e avea ma Ofisa Sili o Pulega mo le Pulega o Faailoga ma Tusipasi Taualoa a Samoa mo le isi tolu tausaga.

Na faasalalauina le avanoa mo le silafia lautele, ma e toafa na tusi talosaga ane i ai.

Na faia le faatalatalanoaga mo i latou uma na tusi talosaga, faapea ma le iloiloga a le komiti, ma tuuina mai ai loa le fautuaga mo le faaiuga a le Kapeneta.

O le faafa lea ona filifilia le Afioga ia Fepulea’i i le tofiga lenei talu mai le 2005 ina ua ulua’i faavaeina lenei Ofisa.

O lo o umia e Fepuleai le faailoga o le Master of Education mai le Iunivesite o Otago ma le Bachelor of Science mai le Inivesite o Vitoria i Ueligitone.

Na avea o ia ma faauluuluga o le vaega na fuafuaina le faavaega o le Pulega o Faailoga ma Tusipasi Taualoa a Samoa i le 2004 – 2005, ma na avea foi ma faauluuluga o le Implementation Task Force a le Matagaluega o Aoga mai le tausaga 1999 – 2004. O le tausaga 1993 na amata galue ai Fepuleai i le Matagaluega o Aoga.

O le Afioga ia Fepulea’i e mai afioaga o Falevao, Toomatagi, Saleaula, Falefa ma Fagamalo. O le faletua o le A’oa’o Fesoasoani i le EFKS i Falevao, ma o ia foi o le Teutupe a le Mafutaga a Tina o le Ekalesia.

2.  KVA awarded Technical Services contract for Climate Change Project
Cabinet has approved the contract awarded to KVA Consult Ltd. for Technical Services for Project Management Services: Enhancing the Climate Resilience of Coastal Resources & Communities.

The tender was advertised for public interest, and four companies submitted applications of bids.

An assessment was conducted by the Sub Committee according to the tender bidding document before a recommendation was submitted to Cabinet for the final decision.

Faafaigaluegaina o se konesale mo vaega e tatau ona mataituina ona o fesuiaiga o le tau
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le tuuina atu o le konekarate konesale i le kamupani a le KVA Consult mo le poloketi aua le faalauiloaina o vaega e tatau ona mataituina ona o fesuiaiga o le tau.

O lenei tauofoga sa faasalalauina mo le silafia lautele, ma e fa kamupani na tuuina ane tusi tauofo.

Sa faia le iloiloga a le Soa Komiti e fua i aiaiaga i totonu o le tusi o tauofoga ma tuuina mai ai loa le fautuaga mo le faia o le faaiuga a le Kapeneta.

3.  Lawnmowing contracts awarded
Cabinet has approved the following contracts awarded for routine lawnmowing maintenance works scheduled for Upolu.

Zone Contractors
Fasitoo – Leulumoega Esera Contractors Ltd
Leulumoega – Manono Iakopo Developments Co Ltd
Lefaga – Vaiee Bella’s Landscaping & Maintenance Services
Vaiee – Siumu – Afiamalu Aluminium Designs
Siumu – Sapunaoa Alafua Transport Co Ltd
Sapunaoa – Aleipata ATC Civil Co Ltd
Aleipata – Lalomanu Naomi Falo’s Landscaping Services
Lalomanu – Tiavea Zero Management Co Ltd
Taivea – Sapoe via Lotofaga Rd Silva Transport Co Ltd
Lotofaga – Falefa Webster Works & Infrastructure Co Ltd

The tender was advertised for public interest, and 12 companies submitted applications of bids.

The Sub Committee conducted an assessment of all the bids according to the request for proposal document before a recommendation was submitted to Cabinet for approval.

Konekarate faaleleia faifaipea mo moavao
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le tuuina atu o konekarate mo kamupani e 10, mo le faia o galuega faaleleia faifaipea mo moavao i Upolu.

Sone Kamupani Manumalo
Fasitoo – Leulumoega Esera Contractors Ltd
Leulumoega – Manono Iakopo Developments Co Ltd
Lefaga  – Vaiee Bella’s Landscaping & Maintenance Services
Vaiee – Siumu – Afiamalu Aluminium Designs
Siumu – Sapunaoa Alafua Transport Co Ltd
Sapunaoa – Aleipata ATC Civil Co Ltd
Aleipata – Lalomanu Naomi Falo’s Landscaping Services
Lalomanu – Tiavea Zero Management Co Ltd
Taivea – Sapoe via Lotofaga Rd Silva Transport Co Ltd
Lotofaga – Falefa Webster Works & Infrastructure Co Ltd

Na faasalalauina tauofoga mo le silafia lautele, ma e 12 kamupani na tuuina ane tusi tauofo.

Na faia le iloiloga a le Soa Komiti e tusa ai ma aiaiga i le tusi o tauofoga, ma tuuina mai ai loa le fautuaga mo le faia o le faaiuga a le Kapeneta.

4.  Road routine maintenance for Upolu
Cabinet has approved the contract awarded to Alafua Transport Co Ltd. for Upolu Routine Road Maintenance – Zone 2.

This zone includes roads from Vaimoso-Vaiusu-Sinamoga-Tafaigata and Aleisa.

The tender was advertised for public interest, and two contractors submitted applications of bids.

The Sub Committee conducted an assessment of the tenders according to the tender bidding document before submitting a recommendation for Cabinet’s approval.

Galuega faaleleia faifaipea mo auala i Upolu.
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le tuuina atu o konekarate i le kamupani a le Alafua Transport Co Ltd. mo le faia o galuega faaleleia faifaipea o auala (Sone 2) mo Upolu.

O lea sone e aofia ai auala mai Vaimoso-Vaiusu-Sinamoga-Tafaigata ma Aleisa.

Na faasalalauina lenei tauofoga mo le silafia e le atunuu, ma e lua kamupani na tuuina ane tusi tauofo.

Na faia le iloiloga a le Soa Komiti e tusa ai ma aiaiaga i le tusi o tauofoga, ma tuuina mai ai le fautuaga mo le faia o le faaiuga a le Kapeneta.

5.  Awareness and action to control the spread of Chikungunya
Cabinet approved a campaign to increase awareness and action to control the spread of Chikungunya in Samoa last December.

A Ministry of Health report up to November last year revealed that over 2000 people were infected; mostly children and those under 35 years of age.

A national committee was selected to head the campaign, comprising of CEOs from the Ministry of Women, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Agriculture, Samoa Tourism Authority and representatives from the National Council of Churches and the Samoa Red Cross.

Support was also called for from Members of Parliament, village representatives in Government, and youths, to conduct house to house inspections to ensure all possible breeding sites are destroyed.

There are ongoing multi media campaigns to raise awareness for the preventions of Chikungunya.

Fuafuaga ma Faatinoga mo le faaitiitia o le pepesi o le faama’i namu
Na faamaonia e le Kapeneta ia Tesema o le tausaga na te’a nei Fuafuaga ma Faatinoga mo le faaitiitia o le pepesi o le faama’i namu e pei ona aafia ai Samoa.

O le lipoti na faamauina ia Novema o le tausaga ua mavae, na iloa ai ua silia ma le 2000 tagata na aafia. O le toatele o i latou e amata mai fanau laiti e o’o i tagata e 35 tausaga.

Na tofia ai se komiti galue e faia faaiuga ma fuafuaga e unaia ai le faaitiitia o le pepesi o lenei faama’i.  O sui auai e mai le Matagaluega a Tina ma Tamaitai, Atina’e o Nuu ma Agafesootai; Matagaluega o Aoga, Taaloga ma Aganuu; Matagaluega o Punaoa Faanatura ma le Siosiomaga; Matagaluega o Faatoaga ma Faigafaiva; Ofisa o Tagata Tafafao Maimoa mai Fafo; Ekalesia Soofaatasi ma le Koluse Mumu.

Na talosagaina le lagolago a Faipule faaitumalo uma, sui o nuu, faapea tina ma tamaitai ma tupulaga talavou mo le faia o asiasiga o le tumama mo o latou afioaga.

O lo o faaauau pea le faalauiloaina o feau faalauiloa mo le puipuiga o lenei faama’i i luga o alaleo o televise, leitio ma nusipepa.

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