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Cabinet Releases (English and Samoan)
6 March 2015


1.  Dr Satupaitea Viali to attend Hepatitis B meeting in New Zealand
Cabinet has approved the participation by Dr Satupaitea Viali at a Meeting for Hepatitis B Treatment being held in New Zealand on 5 – 6 March 2015.

Hepatitis B is a virus that attacks the liver and it is extremely common in Samoa. Hepatitis B causes liver cancer and chronic liver disease and cirrhosis and liver failure.

Dr Viali is also expected to hold discussions with the Gilead and BMS Drug Company for possible Hepatitis B drug donation for our Hepatitis B sufferers in Samoa.

Auai Dr Satupaitea Viali mo le fono i Niu Sila
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le auai atu o le Susuga i le alii Fomai o Dr Satupaitea Viali mo le fono mo le Talanoaina o Togafitiga ma Vailaau mo le tineia o le vairasi o le Hepatitis B lea o lo o faagasolo i Niu Sila i le aso 5 – 6 o Mati 2015.

I se lipoti na faailoa ai le taatele o le vairasi o le Hebatitis B i Samoa lea e mafua ai le aafia o tagata i le kanesa o le ate ma gasegase o le ate ma ua maliliu ai lava nisi.

O le a mafai foi ona feiloai ai le alii Fomai ma sui o le kamupani a le Gilead and BMS Drug Company, lea ua fuafua e faaono faameaalofa mai ai vailaau mo Samoa mo le togaifitiga o lenei vairasi.

2.  Training for Dog Management Unit
Cabinet approved the participation by Assistant Canine Control Officer, Avia Viiga at a training for the Dog Management Unit.  The training was held in Auckland, New Zealand on 16 – 19 December 2014.

The training focused on enhancing skills of workers in the Dog Management Unit for animal management services.

Aoaoga mo le puleaina o vaega mo ta’ifau
Na faamaonia e le Kapeneta le auai atu o le Alii Ofisa o le vaega o le Puleaina o Ta’ifau, Susuga Avia Viiga mo aoaoga na faia i Niu Sila i le aso 16 – 18 o Tesema 2014.

O lea aoaoga na faaauatu tonu mo i latou o lo o gafa ma le Puleaina o Ta’ifau ma e taua tele mo le faalauteleina o le tomai ma agavaa o le alii ofisa.

3.  Samoa delegation to attend two meetings in New York
Cabinet has approved the participation by a Samoa delegation at two meetings in New York on 9 – 20 March 2015.

The 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women is scheduled from 9 – 20 March. This meeting follows up on reports of the Fourth World Conference on Women and the 23rd session of the General Assembly entitled “Women 2000: gender equality, development and peace for the twenty first century”.  The meeting will focus on implementation of strategic objectives and action in critical areas of concern and further actions and initiatives; and emerging issues, trends and new approaches to issues affecting the situation of women or equality between women and men.

The 13th Commonwealth Gender Plan of Action Monitoring Group Meeting will be held on 14 – 15 March.  The theme for this meeting is “Women’s Political Leadership within Beijing +20 and the post 2015 Development Agenda”.

Leading Samoa’s delegation is the Minister of Women, Community and Social Development, Tofa Tolofuaivalelei Falemoe Leiataua; the Ministry’s Assistant Chief Executives, Louisa Apelu and Seletuta Visesio; and also includes Board Member for People with Special Needs, Faatino Utumapu and youth representative, Mori Su’a.

Auai sui o Samoa mo fono faavaomalo e faia i Niu Ioka
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le auai atu o le usugafono a Samoa i fono faavaomalo e lua e faia i Niu Ioka i le aso 9 – 20 o Mati 2015.

O le Fono Lona 59 o le Komisi o Tulaga o Tina ma Tamaitai o Atunuu o lo o i totonu o le li’o o Malo Aufaatasi e amata i le aso 9 – 20 o Mati. O lea fono o le a tuliloa ai le Lipoti o le Fono Lona Fa a Tamaitai o le Lalolagi ma le Fono Lona 23 Aoao a Malo Aufaatasi i mataupu tau Avanoa Tutusa mo Tamaitai faapea le filemu ma atina’e manuia mo tamaitai.

O autu o le a talanoaina e aofia ai le iloiloina o lipoti nei ia vave faatino galuega mo le manuia lautele o tamaitai, avanoa tutusa o alii ma tamaitai ma le tuliloa o mataupu mo le Fono Lona 60 i le tausaga fou.

O le a faia foi le Fono Faavaomalo Lona 13 a le Komiti o Malo o Taupulega i Fuafuaga e Tuliloaina ai Mataupu Tau Tina ma Tamaitai  i le aso 14 – 15 o Mati.

O nisi o autu o lea fono e aofia ai le faalauiloa o polokalame faatino a le Ofisa o Malo o le Taupulega, lipoti o le Iloiloga o Fuafuaga Autasi a le Taupulega 2005 – 2015, auai o tamaitai i Faiga Faaupufai o Malo i le Beijing +20 faapea lu’itau ma itu lelei mo le atina’e o tamaitai i le agai atu i le 2015 ma le lumanai.

O le aumalaga a Samoa e taitaia e le Afioga i le Minisita o Tina ma Tamaitai Afioaga ma Aga Fesootai, Tofa Tolofuaivalelei Falemoe Leiataua faatasi ai ma Ofisa Sili Lagolago o le Matagaluega, Louisa Apelu ma Seletuta Visesio. O le a auai foi le sui o le Komiti Faatonu mo tagata e i ai Manaoga Faapitoa, Faatino Utumapu ma le Sui o Tamaitai Talavou o Mori Su’a.

4.  Interim forensic pathologist
Cabinet has approved the recruitment of an interim forensic pathologist for the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital, Motootua.

Currently, there is no forensic pathologist in Samoa. Post-mortem findings by a forensic pathologist are crucial evidence in court.

Foma’i suesue faapitoa lē tumau
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le aumaia o se fomai suesue faapitoa lē tumau mo le faatinoina o taotoga mo tagata maliliu i le Maota Gasegase o Tupua Tamasese Meaole i Motootua.

O le taimi nei e leai se fomai suesue faapitoa i totonu o Samoa mo le faatautaia o suesuega mo maliu pe a manaomia. E taua tele lenei auaunaga mo le faia o taotoga faapitoa mo i latou e maliliu faapea suesuega a le Ofisa o Faamasinoga.

5.  Procurement 2nd Quarterly Report
Cabinet has approved the Procurement 2nd Quarterly Report for the Financial Year 2014/2015.

This is the report on tendered works and services for Government Ministries and Corporations funded by the Government and through assistance from Development Partners.

The report highlights requirements for  Ministries and Corporations:
Compliance with Government Procurement Guidelines & Tender Processes and also as directed in the Treasury Instructions 2013;
Ministries and Corporations must execute recommendations put forward by the Tenders Board in their weekly meetings;
To enforce the Ministries and Corporations’ responsibilities in monitoring works and services that contractors are conducting for Government, and to submit report on projects already approved by Cabinet to the Ministry of Finance.

Lipoti o le Kuata Lua o Faatauga a le Malo
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le lipoti o le Kuata Lua o Faatauga a le Malo i le Tausaga Faaletupe 2014/2015.

O le lipoti lenei o Galuega Faatauofo o lo o faatinoina e Matagaluega ma Faalapotopotoga a le Malo o lo o faatupeina mai le Tala o le Tupe ma fesoasoani mai tatou Paaga mai fafo.

O lenei lipoti o lo o faataua ai le tausisia e Matagaluega ma Faalapotopotoga uma o Faiga Faavae ma Taiala o Faatauga Oloa a le Malo faatasi ai ma Faiga Faavae mo le Faagaioiiina o Tauofoga a le Malo.

Ia faamalosia foi le pitolaau a Matagaluega ma Faalapotopotoga o le mata’itūina lea o galuega ma auaunaga a le Malo o lo o faatino e kamupani ma konekarate.

Ia faatinoina foi fautuaga o lo o tuuina atu e le Komiti o Tauofoga i fono i vaiaso taitasi, ma ia tuuina atu lipoti o galuega ua maea faamaonia e le Kapeneta i le Matagaluega o Tupe.
6.  Multilateral Agreement on the Liberalization of International Air Transport
Cabinet has been notified of the partnership between the Government of Singapore, Samoa and the Air New Zealand Company under the MALIAT agreement.

The Multilateral Agreement on the Liberalization of International Air Transport (MALIAT) has already been signed by Samoa and other Pacific countries like Tonga and the Cook Islands.

MALIAT is a good opportunity to further enhance air services for Samoa through attracting airline companies from Singapore to make direct flights here.

Faigapaaga o le MALIAT
Ua tuuina mai mo le silafia e le mamalu o le Kapeneta le Faiga Faapaaga a le Malo o Sigapoa ma Samoa ma le Kamupani Vaalele a le Ea Niu Sila i lalo o le Feagaiga ua taua o le MALIAT.

O le feagaiga MALIAT po o le Maliega Autasi i le Saoloto o Tulaga o Femalagaiga i le Ea, ua maea ona sainia e Samoa faapea ma isi atunuu o le Pasefika e i ai Toga ma le Atu Kuki.

O se avanoa lelei lenei mo le lumanai e ono faaleleia atili ai le auaunaga tau femalagaiga i luga o le ea e ala i le faatosina mai o kamupani vaalele mai Sigapoa mo ni faigamalaga tu’usa’o mai i Samoa i le lumanai.
7.  Repair works for Leifiifi College school buildings
Cabinet has awarded a construction contract to Ah Liki Construction Ltd for Repair Works for Leifiifi College school buildings, as part of the Post Cyclone Evan Recovery Programme.

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

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

Galuega faaleleia mo le faleaoga o le Kolisi o Leifiifi
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le tuuina atu o le konekarate i le kamupani a le Ah Liki Construction Ltd mo le faia o Galuega Faaleleia mo Faleaoga o le Kolisi o Leifiifi, i lalo o galuega faaleleia o vaega na faaleagaina i le afa o Eveni.

O lenei tauofoga na faasalalauina mo le silafia lautele, ma e sefulu kamupani na tuuina ane tusi talosaga.

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


8.  Procurement of live cattle and sheep from Australia
Cabinet has approved the procurement of live cattle and sheep from Australia for the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ Genetic Improvement/Breeding Programme.

The livestock is expected to arrive in May.

This is an initiative by Government to develop new techniques, to improve and promote livestock production in terms of breeding genetics and animal nutrition.

Faatauina mai o manu papalagi ma mamoe mai Ausetalia
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le faatauina mai o manu papalagi ma mamoe mo suesuega ma polokalame faafeusua’i faapitoa a le Matagaluega o Faatoaga Vaomatua ma Faigafaiva mai Ausetalia.

O le masina o Me lea ua fuafua e aumai ai nei manu mo le faia o le polokalame a le Matagaluega.

O nei taumafaiga uma a le Malo e mo le faatupulaia ma le faaleleia o vaega tau faatoaga lafumanu i totonu o le atunuu.

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