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Cabinet Releases (English and Samoan)
20 March 2015

 

1. Work Plan progress report of airport at Aleipata
Cabinet has approved the report on the progress of the work plan for the construction of a new airport at Aleipata.

Land approximately 800m in length and 50m wide has been selected inland of Satitoa and Malaela for this project. The runway is expected to run 700m long and 18m wide.

This location is 26-32 feet above mean sea level and seven miles from the coastal main road and two miles from the new access road, inland of the two villages.

Seventy five percent of the land is customary-owned while 25% is freehold and partly-owned by the Catholic Church.

Work plans in the pipeline include:

  • A formal survey of the selected location and discussions with landowners to allow the construction of the new airport;
  • Consultant to work on the environment impact assessment and social impact assessment;
  • Scope of the design and construction plan to determine the total cost of the project; and also the tender advertisement for suitably qualified bidders for the construction of the project;
  • A consultant to design and supervise the project;
  • Prepare a proposal to Cabinet to seek funding for the project.

Lipoti o galuega faagasolo mo le fausia o le malae vaalele i Aleipata
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le lipoti mo fuafuaga ma galuega faagasolo mo le fausia o se malae vaalele i Aleipata.

Ua filifilia nei se fanua e tusa ma le 800 mita le umi ma le 50 mita le lautele i gauta o Satitoa ma Malaela mo le fausia o lea galuega tele. E 700 mita le umi ae 18 mita le lautele o le auala sesee mo vaalele ua fuafuaina.

O lea fanua e tusa lona maualuga ma le 26 i le 32 futu mai i le amataga o le sami, fitu maila mai le aualatele i le talafatai, ae lua maila mai le auala fou i gauta o ia afioaga.

O le 75% o lenei fanua e umia i lalo o fanua tau Samoa a o le isi 25% o lea eleele e umia saoloto ma umia e le Ekalesia Katoliko.

Galuega o lo o fuafua le faatinoina e aofia ai:

  • Faatino o se sailiga aloaia o le nofoaga ua filifilia faapea ma le faia o faatalanoaga ma latou e ana fanua mo se faatagana mo le faatinoina o le galuega;
  • Galue le konesale mo le faamautinoaina o fanua ona o manaoga o iloiloga faale siosiomaga ma isi iloiloga talafeagai;
  • Tapena tulaga o manaoga o galuega mo le fuafuaina o se ata ma galuega fausia aua le fuafuaina ma le faamautuina o tau mo le fausiaina o le malae vaalele, faapea ma le faia o tauofoga pe valaaulia kamupani agavaa mo le fausia o lea galuega;
  • Filifilia o se konesale mo le tusia o ata ma le vaavaaia o le galuega;
  • Tapena o pepa e tuuina atu i le Kapeneta mo le talosagaina o le faatupeina o le atina’e, pe a mautu uma tau manaomia mo le taui o fanua, ma galuega e pei o le auala sesee mo vaalele, fale faatali pasese, pa e siomia ai le fanua ma isi vaega.

2. Appointment of Samoa’s High Commissioner to Australia
Cabinet has approved the appointment of Susuga Hinauri Petana as Samoa’s High Commissioner to Australia for three years commencing on April 2015 until April 2018.

This post was previously held by the late Afioga Lemalu Tate Simi.

Ms Petana has served in Government for over 30 years, where she held the position of Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of Finance from 1999 to 2009. She also served in many positions within the Ministry of Finance since 1979.

Ms Petana was the principal financial adviser to the Government and was the chairperson of various Government Boards including the Samoa National Provident Fund, the Development Bank of Samoa, Samoa Life Assurance Corporation, Computer Services Ltd, National Revenue Board and the National Investment Committee and the Samoa Qualifications Authority Committee. She was also the Director for various Government committees and corporations, and was Alternate Governor to the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund and had also been a member of the Governing Council of the University of the South Pacific.

Ms Petana holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science & Administration from the University of the South Pacific, Fiji.

She hails from the villages of Moataa, Matautu and Safaatoa Lefaga, Vaiee Safata, Laulii, Faleasiu and Fasitoo Uta and is a Deacon of the Peace Chapel Church.

Tofia le Komesina Maualuga o Samoa mo Ausetalia
Ua famaonia e le Kapeneta le tofia o le Susuga ia Hinauri Petana e avea ma Komesina Maualuga o Samoa mo Ausetalia mo le tolu tausaga, e amata atu ia Aperila 2015 seia aulia Aperila 2018.

O le tofiga lea na tauave e le Afioga Lemalu Tate Simi lea ua tuumalo.

Ua silia ma le 30 tausaga o tautua le Susuga ia Hinauri mo le Malo, lea na seei ai i le tofiga Ofisa Sili o Pulega mo le Matagaluega o Tupe mai le tausaga 1999 i le 2009. Na galue foi i tulaga tofi eseese i totonu o le Matagaluega o Tupe amata mai i le tausaga 1979.

O le Susuga Hinauri sa avea ma faufautua mo tulaga tautupe mo le Malo ma sa avea ma taitaifono o nisi o Komiti Faatonu a le Malo e aofia ai le Faalapotopotoga o Faaputugatupe mo le Lumanai Manuia o Tagata, Faletupe Atina’e o Samoa, Faalapotopotoga o Inisiua a Samoa, Komiti o le Pulega o Faailoga Taualoa a Samoa ma le Komiti o Tupe Maua ma Tupe Faafaigaluega. Na avea foi o ia ma Faatonusili o nisi o Komiti ma Faalapotopotoga a le Malo faapea ma umia nisi o tulaga tofi aloaia i totonu o le Faletupe o Atina’e o Asia ma le Faletupe o le Lalolagi ma le Iunivesite o le Pasefika i Saute.

O le Susuga ia Hinauri e umia le faailoga o le Bachelor of Arts in Political Science & Administration mai le Iunivesite o le Pasefika i Saute i Fiti.

O Hinauri e mai alalafaga o Moataa, Matautu ma Safaatoa Lefaga, Vaiee Safata, Laulii, Faleasiu ma Fasitoo Uta ma o se Tiakono o le Ekalesia Peace Chapel.

3. Preparation meeting for the Two Samoas Trade Fair
Cabinet has approved the participation by Samoa at the preparation meeting for the “2Samoas Trade Fair” being held in American Samoa on 20 – 21 March 2015.

The trade fair will be held in American Samoa on 15 – 17 April 2015, as part of the territory’s Flag Day celebration.

The trade fair came about from an agreement between Samoa and American Samoa during the Two Samoa talks in 2012. The first trade fair was held in Apia last year.

The trade fair preparations subcommittee include representatives from the two Governments and  private sector.

Samoa’s representatives at the meeting include the Assistant Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ms Aida Savea; Chamber of Commerce chief executive Ane Moananu and Small Business Enterprise Centre chief executive Peseta Margaret Malua.

Fono mo tapenaga o le Faaaliga Oloa a Samoa e Lua
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le auai atu o sui o Samoa i le fono mo le tapenaga o le Faaaliga Oloa a le Aufaipisinisi a Samoa e Lua e faia i Amerika Samoa i le aso 20 – 21 o Mati 2015.

O le faaaliga e faia i Amerika Samoa i le aso 15 – 17 o Aperila 2015, e talafeagai tonu ma le taimi o le Fu’a a lea atunuu.

O le faaaliga oloa lenei o se maliega autasi a taitai o Samoa ma Amerika Samoa na faia i le 2012. O le tausaga na te’a nei na faia mai ai i Samoa le ulua’i faaaliga o oloa a atunuu e lua.

O le soakomiti mo tapenaga o le faamoemoe e aofia ai sui o Malo e lua faapea ma sui o le aufaipisinisi.

O le Tamaitai Ofisa Sinia ia Aida Savea o le Matagaluega o le Vaifafo ma Fefaatauaiga faatasi ai ma le sui o le aufaipisinisi Susuga Ane Moananu ma le Pule o le SBEC Peseta Margaret Malua o lo o fai ma sui o Samoa i lea fono.
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