Fagaloa deserves better roads

By Aruna Lolani and Fetalai Tuilulu’u ,

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NEGLECTED: The road and a makeshift bridge.

NEGLECTED: The road and a makeshift bridge. (Photo: Aruna Lolani)

Fifty seven year old Elita Afiti from Ma’asina and Vaimoso believes in the beauty of the Fagaloa village.

This is why he has made a request to the Land Transport Authority and the government of Samoa to do some maintenance work on their roads .

“All the small villages within Fagaloa are beautiful to me.”

“People come here, tourists come here to see what our lands are like and we don’t want to be seen with crooked, narrow roads like these.” 

“Let me assure you that this is a village built on a mountain and its roads are really dangerous to drive on and the condition of the roads add to the danger.”

“When natural disasters occur, it can cause rock slides and it blocks the roads and mind you the roads are already really narrow.”

“So it takes us a long time to clean up before we can get to the other side.” 

FOR BETTER ROADS: Elita Afiti from Ma’asina and Vaimoso.
FOR BETTER ROADS: Elita Afiti from Ma’asina and Vaimoso.

“We don’t want accidents to happen here and that’s why we’re trying to avoid situations like that.”

“We don’t want people to stop visiting our villages because of how bad the roads are.”

“As you can see, we have beaches that we want to show off as well but not if this is how the condition of our roads.”

“This is what the L.T.A. and the government should look out for because this is one of the places that people from overseas come to visit and do sightseeing.”

“We also need better roads because some of us work and we need transportation but the bus doesn’t come here often.”

“Good roads will make our lives a whole lot better, it will make transportation easier and it will bring a whole lot of people to see our beautiful villages and help the tourism industry.”

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