Fees review is not justified

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Dear Editor,

I applaud Tautua MP Ili Taateo speaking the Truth about PM Tuilaepa and H.R.P.P’s unfair government fees and service charges passed on to the people. 

It doesn’t matter how you look at it, the people have been robbed by this H.R.P.P govt. for 40 years.

And now the Ministries will have their fees raised.

Why are they doing this when this should be a matter for the regulator? Is this part of the push to collect more money to pay for the $1.5billion debt?

How can they justify the increases when the services are of poor quality?

All you ever hear from PM Tuilaepa and his H.R.P.P is raising fees but the people’s wages of $2.00 Tala per hour has remained the same for years.

HOW ARE THE PEOPLE EXPECTED TO SURVIVE WITH THIS SORT OF SYSTEM?

Not long ago, under MP Liuga’s watch, they’ve raised the Fees and 

Services twice that led to the Port Authority increasing their fees by 

2000% and other Ministries up to 300%! This in turn increased the cost of living imposed on the people.

And by the way, HOW COME NO ONE IN PM TUILAEPA’S GOVT HAS BEEN CHARGED AND ARRESTED OVER THE RECKLESS SPENDING OF $200 MILLION AT THE PORT AUTHORITY WHICH LED TO THE 2000% INCREASE IN FEES, WHICH IS NOW PAID FOR BY THE PEOPLE?

So many uneducated and corrupt govt supporters who supported this foolish govt, jump up and down and tried to compare the fees in Samoa to first world countries. 

Well let me educate you fools. THE AVERAGE WORKER HERE IN SAMOA IS GETTING PAID $2.30 TALA. You compare that to those countries where their workers are getting paid $18 - $30 (USD/NZD/AUSD) per hour - NOW CONVERT THAT INTO $TALA. Those are the figures you need to look at ae aua le faamaga so’o i luga kou guku pe a le malamalama i se pa’upa’u.

Those fools that do not understand how the people pay for these corrupt loans and govt corruption, this is how the people are paying for it. 

All the fees the govt raised and imposed on the people plus the high cost of living are passed on to the people (including Samoans living abroad) to generate income to pay for it.

 That’s how it works. Yet most of these govt members including PM Tuilaepa are sitting back and do absolutely nothing but talk rubbish instead of increasing income for the people and developing this country economically.

Here is my advice to PM Tuilaepa and his Finance Minister Sili Epa:

IF THE PEOPLE ARE STRONG ECONOMICALLY, SO IS THE NATION. WHAT I MEAN IS THIS STUPID GOVT NEEDS TO INVEST MORE IN OUR PEOPLE THROUGH HEALTH, EDUCATION AND AGRICULTURE etc. 

This govt is so desperate because it is broke. Now they are selling the soul of our nation to the Chinese and foreigners while the people continue to suffer.

The only thing PM Tuilaepa and his govt need to review today IS THE MISUSE AND ABUSE OF PUBLIC FUNDS AND RESOURCES especially the instances highlighted in the O.P.C Report.

 

Mebahel Raguel

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