“Now that Samoa has signed the convention, Nuanua o le Alofa has a crucial role to play in making sure all developments, programmes, and initiatives are inclusive for all persons including persons with disabilities. We have a saying that “there should be nothing about us without us,” which I wish to remind our community that persons with disabilities should be involved in all aspects of developments that affect their lives.”
“This training has been very eye opening for me and has triggered the need to pursue more in this field. I’ve seen the crucial link between us and the farmers in using their fresh produce, which in turn reduces the need for using imported goods, especially for us in Savai’i” - Va’aelua Fa’apoipoitu’uloa Gidlow
Deputy Prime Minister, Fonotoe Pierre Lauofo’s appeal has been adjourned until the start of next month. Fonotoe is appealing his conviction in relation to an incident involving the Police on Beach Road in October last year.