$3.6million losses on E.F.K.S. T.V.

The Congregational Christian Church of Samoa plans to stop the waste of money on the E.F.K.S TV. 

There is a proposed plan to sell the network.

Figures obtained by the Samoa Observer shows that since the TV Network opened, the church has made a loss of up to $3.6million in its operation.

The issue is expected to be tabled and discussed before the Annual General Assembly sometime this week for formal approval before taking any further action.

The ‘E.F.K.S. Television’ was launched in 2013 with a share capital of $1,841,271.

At the launch, former General Secretary Reverend Dr. Iutisone Salevao said E.F.K.S Television and Radio Broadcasting's initial focus was on youth.

Rev. Salevao revealed the need to address the problems faced by youth and hoped the programmes would help them choose a better road in life.

Both media are co-funded by the Council for World Mission in Singapore and London.

With the biggest number of adherents in the country Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (C.C.C.S) has spread overseas with congregations established wherever significant Samoan communities have formed.

Over 50 percent of the population belongs to C.C.C.S which also has congregations in Australia, New Zealand and United States – and missionaries who serve around the world.


Below are the figures from the church about E.F.K.S TV. 


Talu ina faavae mai le TV i le tolu tausaga talu ai, o tupe nei a le Ekalesia ua faaaluina ina ai mo lona faagaoioina. O fuainumera nei ua afua ona i ai se manatu o le Komiti Tupe. Ina ia fautuaina le Fono Tele ia faataueseina loa le TV. A o lei oo atu le Ekalesia i se isi mafatiaga ogaoga i le lumanai

Tupe faavae Ekalesia mo le TV (2014) ($1,841,271)
Tupe gau faaputuputu tausaga ua mavae ($1,162,818)
Tupe gau tausaga 31/12/2016 ($93,489)
Tupe Ekalesia mai le FGFL ($400,000)
Aofaiga tupe gau faaputuputu e oo mai ($3,647,197)
mai i le 31 Tesema 2016  

A o loo taoto foi le talosaga na tuuina atu i le Komiti Tupe mo le fia faatauina o ni transmitter fou se ono i le tau $125,104.33 e le aofia ai le tiute ma nisi tau faaopoopo. E le gata i lea o lo o i totonu o le Tala Faatatau o le tupe le $200,000 i tausaga uma mo le faaleleia o le tulaga tau tupe.

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