Church eyes May opening for multi million-tala Jubilee

By Ilia L. Likou and Seia Soloi ,

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MULTI MILLION TALA Church.

MULTI MILLION TALA Church. (Photo: C.C.C.S. website)

The Congregational Christian Church of Samoa’s multi-million-tala Jubilee Church at Malua is expected to be opened in May this year during the church’s annual Malua conference.

This was confirmed by the General Secretary of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (C.C.C.S), Reverend Vavatau Taufao, during an interview with the Samoa Observer.

“We’re expecting (the opening of the Jubilee) in the month of May this year in either the first or second week of the church Annual General Assembly,” he said.

The total cost of the Jubilee Church as of today is not known.

Rev. Vavatau said that this is, “because the work is still on (money is spent all the time).

According to an update on the Church’s website dated 3 February 2017, the project is close to being completed.

There is still some work being done by Diamond Head Design and Build Construction Company, FPA Construction and the painting and carving being carried out by the Art School.

The report says the plaster and water-proofing work being carried out by VW Constriction is almost finished. Aluminium Designs has been tasked with doors and windows.

“The installation of these will be put on hold until most of the work done inside is completed,” the report.

“The electrical works continue which is overseen by Telecomp Tronics Ltd. 

 “The building of chairs and windows progresses well and Ott Construction has already started work on the side of the church building.”

Other parts of the work cannot be undertaken until the scaffolds are removed from inside the building the report read.

“Vestry room to store bibles and other prayer materials has already been placed.”

The tiling work has been awarded to Fepuleai Flooring Company.

During the Church’s annual conference last year, a special subcommittee was appointed to speed up the work on the project.

At the meeting, it was revealed that the project has already cost  more than  $10million.

The amount was confirmed during the General Assembly.

The breakdown of the abovementioned cost of $10,107,951.32 include the labour cost of $5,149,630, hirage cost at $628,327, materials at  $2,986,579.76, administration of $157,833.22 with the administration cost of 1,185,581.34.

The project, which started in 2014, was initially estimated to cost $7m. 

At that time, the building was scheduled to be opened in 2015.

Last year, the National Provident Fund approved the church’s loan of $15million tala. The church is now given 10 to 15 years to pay the loan with yearly payments of $1.7million.

According to the Chairman of the Church Finance Committee, Le Mamea Ropati in a previous interview; the loan was for the completion of the church ongoing projects - including the Jubilee at Malua.

The following is an update of the project in Samoan from the church’s website:

 

GALUEGA O LE IUPELI

03 o Fepuari 2017 

"E le o le fitafita, e le o le malosi, a'o lo'u Agaga, ua fetalai mai ai le Ali'i o au (Sakaria 4 : 6)" 

Tatou vi'ia faatasi le alofa tunoa o le Atua ina ua aulia e lana Ekalesia lenei Tausaga Fou 2017. La ta faiga malaga o le 2016 na lutia i puava peitai o aao alofa fa'atama o le Ao o le Ekalesia sa tauave apoapoina lo outou soifua ma lo'u nei ola, lea ua mapu ai i Fagalele la ta folauga.

Ou te fa'apoipoi la'au tuvanu ma ou fa'atulou! Fa'atulou i Tamā o le Ekalesia. Tulou le aufaigaluega i susuga i faafeagaiga ma faletua. Tulou pa’ia sautuafafafa ma mamalu sautualagi o le Ekalesia mai tupu se ia o’o i pepe meamea. Faatalofa atu ma le faaaloalo – Talofa! Talofa lava.

MULTI MILLION TALA Church.
MULTI MILLION TALA Church.

E talitonu le taofi o se tiute tatau mo le Ofisa, ona taulogologo i tulaga o le galuega o feagai ma le ta Ekalesia aua le silafia o so’o se tagata lotu o le EFKS. Le ala lea ua manatu ai e saunia se ripoti mo le silafia e faigatā lau tapuaiga tatalo ma lau tu’i o le mulipapaga.

 

Tulaga ua iai nei le galuega

• Ua na’o ni nai galuega laiti o totoe ona ma’ea lea o galuega a le Kamupani a le Diamond Head Design and Build Construction i le faamaluina o le tatou fale.

• le fa’alo ua ma’ea faapipi’i e le FPA Construction a’o lo’o fa’ama’ea le valiina faatasi ma laupapa ifilele o lo’o mamanu e le A’oga Tusiata. Faamoemoe e ma’ea lenei galuega i le vaiaso nei.

• Ae fia faaleoina se faafetai i le susuga i le faafeagaiga ia Namaia Tuiletufuga Kofe ma le faletua ia Pelemoni Kofe, faapea tupu, tamali’i ma faleupolu ma le aulotu i Vaotupua i Falealupo – O ifilele ua ta’ua, o le latou meaalofa mo le galuega.

• le galuega o le teuina o sima (plaster & water proofing) ua tele ina ma’ea totonu ae o lo’o faaauau pea i fafo. Pe a ma le 80% o lea galuega ua ma’ea e pei ona galulue ai le VW Contruction.

• Na feiloai mai le susuga a Francis Caffarrelli, le pule o le Aluminum Design Ltd o loo galulue i faitotoa ma fa'amalama, ma o loo solosolo lelei ana galuega. E faatali le faapipi’iina o vaega nei se’i ma’ea le tele o galuega o loo faia i totonu.

• Ua fa’aauau pea galuega tau eletise ua tuuina atu i le Kamupani o le Telecomp Tronics Ltd. Atonu e maua atu i se tasi ripoti i le lumanai le tulaga o le galuega lea.

• I luga a’e o faitotoa ma fa'amalama o lo’o taoto ai le vaega e faia i tioata lanu teuteu (arches). Ua gasolo lelei le fausia o faavaa uamea (frames) mai le Kamupani Va’a (Shipping) a’o lo’o galulue pea le susuga i le ali’i pule ma le Aoga Tusiata mo le fausia o tioata.

• Ua gasolo lelei foi le fauina o nofoa mo le malumalu e le Kamupani a Lesa Keil i Vaitele.

• Ua amata foi le teuina o autafa o le falesa e le Kamupani o le OTT Construction.

 

Isi vaega o le galuega - e lē mafai ona gaioiina seiloga e ave'ese uma fata paipa (scaffolds) o loo i totonu o le fale.

• Potu (Vestry) e teu ai tusi tapuai ma isi totoga masani mo le tapuaiga ua ma’ea tapena.

• Pulela’a – Ua ofo mai le susuga i le toeaina ia Simeona Taefu ma le aulotu Mount Druitt latou te faatupeina.

• Laulau Faamanatuga (La'o'ai) – Ua ofo mai le susuga i le Toeaina ia Tunumoso S. Iosia ma le pulega i Falealili latou te faatupeina.   

• O le ma'a fola fale (tiles) e faapipi’i e Fepulea'i Flooring Company.

• Moli Teuteu o lo’o tau saili – Chandeliers

• E tasi (1) se moli telē mo luga a’e o le Laoai – manaia pe a 1.5 mita faatafafa pe 2 mita kolosi lapotopoto (diameter = 2 metres).

• E iva (9) isi moli feololo ifo le laiti -  manaia pe a 1 mita faatafafa pe 1 mita kolosi lapotopoto (diameter = 2 metres) – mo le isi vaega o le faalo.

 

O lo’o tausaili mai nei ni moli i luga o le upega tafa’ilagi (internet) i Ausetalia po’o Niu Sila fo’i. E tatalo atu ma le faamaualalo afai e tau ane ai se isi o le tatou Ekalesia o alala i Niusila po’o Ausetalia i ni moli mananaia (beautiful and unique) faamolemole faafesootai mai le Faulautusi i le imeli vtaufao@cccs.org.ws. 

Ae le gata i lena, o lo’o avanoa fo’i ni ofo alofa mo le tatou galuega pe a tusa ai ma finagalo. Afai e fia ofo mai e fai sau moli ona fesootai mai lea i le imeli ua ta’ua. “A ou te le fia faia se mea e tasi pe a le to mai sau pule, ina ne’i pe’i o se mea ua faatauanauina lou agalelei mai, a ia faia ma le loto” Filemoni 14.

E tele nisi mea o le tatou galuega ua leo ta’ua. Ae o le a taumafai lava e fofola atu i se tulaga fai fai pea se ia o’o ina ma’ea. Ae le ititi se faafetai a le auauna i lau tatalo. Se vaivai ma se faatauvaa, ae ua maua pea le malosi i le mana o le tapua’iga tatalo a le Ekalesia. Faafetai! Faafetai! Faafetai tele lava.

Ia faamanuia tele atu le Atua i le Pa’ia o lana Ekalesia.

Soifua, O la outou auauna ia Keriso

 

Vavatau Taufao FS

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