Time to be transparent with tender

Dear Editor,

Both the government and Coin Save need to be upfront about the Vaitele Market tender. I believe the business has some key connections in there.

Is this not the same company that was barred from Rarotonga and other pacific islands? 

Now I’m asking Minister Lautafi, PM Tuilaepa and this H.R.P.P govt to tell the public exactly how much the lease is. 

What happened to this market at Vaitele, will happen to all these white elephant buildings that cost the people of this nation $100s Millions and they generated zero income for the people. 

PM Tuilaepa and H.R.P.P will give these buildings to a Chinese investor for less than half price and those Chinese investors will turn these buildings into hotels for the 30,000 Chinese he promised to bring into the country, and the people of Samoa will still pay off 100% of the loan. 

Again, our $1.7+ Billion loan was created by PM Tuilaepa to create jobs and assets for the Chinese people and for themselves and the people are paying for it. The lease from this $5.7 Million Vaitele Market will still not be able to pay the loan off the people are paying today. 

Can you imagine this $5.7Million invested on genuine farmers and their products and crops exported overseas? 

Not only will it create jobs for our people, it will pay the $5.7 MIllion off and our people will continue to benefit from it for 10s of years. That will not happen under PM Tuilaepa and H.R.P.P’s leadership as they are only in office to serve themselves.



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