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Cabinet Releases (English and Samoan)
20 February 2015

1.  Tofia Konesula Aoao o Samoa i Amerika Samoa
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le tofia o le Afioga Auseugaefa Mafaituuga Faatili Tumaifale Vaasatia Poloma Komiti e avea ma Konesula Aoao o Samoa i Amerika Samoa mo le tolu tausaga.

O le Afioga ia Mataafa Tomasi Esera sa se’ei i lea tofiga talu ai nei.

O le Afioga ia Auseugaefa sa tautua mo le Malo i le tofiga o le Ofisa Sili o Pulega mo le Matagaluega a le Palemia ma le Kapeneta mai le tausaga 1997 i le tausaga 2009. Sa Galue foi i le ofisa o le South Pacific Commission i Noumea i le tausaga 1992 – 1996. Na amata le tautua a Auseugaefa mo le Malo i le tausaga 1974 ma sa galue i le Ofisa o le Savali ma le Matagaluega o le Vaifafo.

E tofia nei le Afioga ia Auseugaefa o lo o avea ma sui o le Komiti Faatonu a le Faalapotopotoga o Inisiua a Samoa talu  mai le 2012, ma na tautua foi o ia ile tele o Komiti a le Malo ma Komiti eseese i totonu o le itulagi a le Pasefika.

O le Afioga ia Auseugaefa e mai afioaga o Fusi ma Tafitoala Safata, faapea ma Faleu Manono. O se sui o le Ekalesia Metotisi i Fusi Safata. Ua faaipoipo ma e to’alima o laua alo.

Appointment of Samoa’s Consul General in American Samoa
Cabinet has approved the appointment of Afioga Auseugaefa Mafaituuga Faatili Tumaifale Vaasatia Poloma Komiti as Samoa’s Consul General in American Samoa for the next three years.

Afioga Mataafa Tomai Esera previously held this position.

Afioga Auseugaefa has served in Government as Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet from 1997 to 2009. He also worked for the South Pacific Commission in Noumea from 1992 – 1996. Auseugaefa started his service for the Government in 1974 in the Savali Newspaper and also in the then Office of the Foreign Affairs.

Auseugaefa has been the Director for the Samoa Life Assurance Corporation since 2012, and had served in many local and regional committees.

Auseugaefa hails from the villages of Fusi and Tafitoala Safata, and also Faleu Manono.  He is a member of the Methodist Church in Samoa. He is married and they have five children.

2.  Fesoasoani tupe e $45,000.00 mo le Asosi Siisii U’amea Mamafa a Samoa
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le tuuina atu o le fesoasoani tupe e $45,000.00 mo le Asosi Siisii U’amea Mamafa a Samoa e tapena ai mo taamilosaga e lua e faia ia Mati i Ausetalia ma le tauvaga e faia ia Iulai i Papua Niu Kini.

O le Sailiga Siamupini o le Arnold International e faia i Ausetalia i le aso 13 – 15 Mati 2015, a o le Sailiga Siamupini a le Itulagi a le Osenia e faia i Papua i le aso 1 – 4 Iulai 2015.

O le faamoemoe maualuga o le Asosi, ia tauva i nei taamilosaga faavaomalo, ma ia maua mai ni pine auro mo le atunuu. O se avanoa lelei foi lea mo tapenaga a le Au Siisii a Samoa mo Taaloga a le Olemipeka i Brazil i le tausaga fou.

$45,000.00 for the Samoa Weightlifting Federation
Cabinet has approved financial assistance of $45,000.00 for the Samoa Weightlifting Federation to help with their preparations for two upcoming weightlifting international championship tournaments.

The Arnold International championship tournament in Australia will be held on 13 – 15 March 2015, and the Oceania Championship in Papua New Guinea will be on 1 – 4 July 2015.

The focus of the Samoa Weightlifting Federation is to gain international experience, and to win medals for the country. The two tournaments will also help with team Samoa’s preparations for the Rio Olympic Games 2016.

Galuega toe faaleleia o le Maota Gasegase o Malietoa Tanumafili II
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le tuuina atu o le konekarate i le kamupani a le Ah Liki Construction Ltd mo le Faateleina ma le Toe Faaleleia o le Maota Gasegase o Malietoa Tanumafili II i Tuasivi, Savaii.

O lenei tauofoga na faasalalauina mo le silafia lautele, ma e ono kamupani na tusi tauofo ane i ai.

Sa faatino e le Soa Komiti le iloiloga i nei tusi talosaga uma e fua i aiaiga o lo o i le tusi o tauofoga.

I le mae’a ai o iloiloga, na tuuina mai ai loa le fautuaga mo le faia o le faaiuga a le Kapeneta.

Renovation and Extension Works for Malietoa Tanumafili II Hospital
Cabinet has awarded contract to Ah Liki Construction for Renovation and Extension Works for the Malietoa Tanumafili II Hospital, Tuasivi, Savaii.

The tender for the project was advertised for public interest, and six companies submitted applications of bids.

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

Feiloaiga a Taitai o Malo o le Atu Polenisia
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le lipoti o le Feiloaiga a Taitai o Malo o le Atu Polenisia lea na faia i Aukilani, Niu Sila i le aso 3 Fepuari 2015, lea na auai atu i ai le Afioga i le alii Palemia, Susuga Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi.

Sa auai ai i lea fono Palemia o atunuu o le Atu Polenisia e aofia ai Niue, Atu Kuki ma Toga.  Na auai foi le sui o Tuvalu i le fono.

O se tasi o vaega taua o lea fono o le faailoa lea o tulaga ua i ai taumafaiga a faalapotopotoga o le Pew Charitable Trust ma le Satellite Applications Catapult mo le faia o le poloketi e iloa ma siaki ai ni va’a o lo o fagogota faasolitulafono i totonu o Ogasami Faapitoa tau Tamaoaiga o le Atu Polenisia atoa ma ogasami tuaoi.

O lea poloketi ua faamoemoe e amata faatino i le masina fou mo se vaitaimi e ono masina.  O le a faailoa se lipoti auiliili mo ta’ita’i o atunuu Polenisia, pe a mae’a le ono masina faatatau i le fagotaina o ogasami o le Atu Polenisia faapea ma ogasami i le itu i Sasae.

Na saunoa ai le Afioga i le Palemia o Samoa i le fono i le taua o le faatinoina o lenei taumafaiga e mafai ai ona iloa  pe i ai se vaega taua o le siakiina o ogasami o atunuu Polenisia, e le o mafai ona atoatoa ona sikai e masini faapitoa o lo o faaaogaina i le taimi nei. Sa faamanatu ai foi e le Afioga i le Palemia le taua o le taumafai e taofia fagotaga faasolitulafono ma le lē lipotiina i ogasami o le Pasefika.

Polynesian Pacific Group meeting
Cabinet has approved the report on the meeting by leaders of the Polynesian Pacific Group in Auckland, New Zealand on 3rd February 2015, attended by Honourable Prime Minister, Susuga Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi.

The meeting was attended by leaders of Niue, Cook Islands and the Kingdom of Tonga. A representative from Tuvalu was also in attendance.

One important aspect of the meeting was for the Pew Charitable Trust and the Satellite Applications Catapult organisations to brief leaders of the Polynesian Group about the “Project Eyes on the Seas”, which is a new surveillance tool to monitor illegal fishing in the Exclusive Economic Zones of Polynesian countries.

The project is scheduled to start next month for a period of six months.  A report will be tabled before the leaders of the Group at the completion of the project on all fishing activities in the Polynesian Exclusive Economic Zones and the Eastern High Seas Pocket Special Management Area.

Samoa’s Prime Minister in his speech at the meeting spoke on the importance of this project for countries in the Polynesian Pacific Group to find out whether there are faults or limitations in the surveillance tools currently used. Susuga Tuilaepa also reminded the meeting that its important to make an effort to stop illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in the Pacific.

5.  Fesoasoani tupe mo le Kalapu Taalo a Malisi
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le tuuina atu o le fesoasoani tupe e $20,000.00 mo le Kalapu Taalo a Malisi e fesoasoani ai mo le faia o le Taamilosaga Lakapi Taitoafitu Faavaomalo Lona 27 a le Vailima ma Malisi, i le aso 26 – 28 o Fepuari 2015.

E tolu aso o le a faia ai le taamilosaga i le tausaga nei, ona o le tele o au ua faailoa le auai mai e aofia ai au mai Niu Sila, Fiti ma Amerika Samoa.

O le tasi lenei o taamilosaga ua aoga tele mo le atina’e o le lakapi i totonu o le atunuu.

Financial Assistance for Marist Sports Club
Cabinet has approved financial assistance of $20,000.00 for Marist Sports Club to assist with the XXVIIth  Vailima Marist Samoa 7s scheduled for 26 – 28 February 2015.

This tournament will run for three days due to the increasing number of competing teams which include teams from New Zealand, Fiji and American Samoa.

This is one of the local Sevens Tournaments that has contributed to the development of the sport in the country.

6.  Faatauina o taumafa mo Taaloga a Autalavou o Malo o le Taupulega 2015
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le tuuina atu o le konekarate i le kamupani a Dora’s Catering ma le OKT Co. Ltd mo le Faatauina o Taumafa mo Taaloga a Autalavou o le Malo o le Taupulega 2015, mo le Vaega 1 ma le Vaega 3.

O nei vaega e aofia ai tagata taaalo ma sui ofisa o au taaalo a atunuu.

O nei tauofoga na toe faasalalauina mo le silafia lautele, ma e tolu kamupani na tusi talosaga ane i ai.

Na iloiloina tauofoga e le Soa Komiti e fua i aiaiga i totonu o le tusi o tauofoga ma tuuina mai ai loa le fautuaga i le Kapeneta mo le faia o lana faaiuga.

Catering Services for Commonwealth Youth Games 2015
Cabinet has approved the awarding of contract to Dora’s Catering and OKT Co. Ltd for Catering Services for the Commonwealth Youth Games 2015, Groups 1 & 3.

The Groups 1 and 3 comprises of athletes and accompanying officials.

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

The tenders were assessed by the Sub Committee according to the tender bidding documents before a recommendation was tabled before Cabinet for the final decision.

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