Prime Minister urges village representatives to assist national development

The Prime Minister and Cabinet Ministers with village representatives at today’s meeting

By Rula Su’a – Vaai

APIA, SAMOA – THURSDAY 17 JANUARY 2019: More than 300 village mayors and village representatives from Upolu and Savaii were told by the Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi, that the government needs their support for the countrys economic development.

In their first meeting for the year, Tuilaepa urged each representative that they need to keep their villages clean and attractive looking.

He also told the representatives that it is very important that they should be in the forefront of protecting the environment from pollution by encouraging the village youths to plant more trees and not cut them down.

“Climate change is now the world’s number one threat, and we must stand together to do whatever we can to combat climate change.”

Tuilaepa then pointed out that they must make use of their respective Members of Parliament on affairs that they feel should be addressed for the development of their constituencies.

“Please do not over step your MP and go direct to the Ministers or come direct to me. I have more than 100 thousand matters in my mind and I will forget what you came to see me for straight after you leave my office.”

It is the monthly meeting with the Ministry of Community and Social Development to discuss and follow through development projects within the community.