Stopping development

Re: Land lease matter of choice 

“He was responding to assuage public fears that opening up of the channel and the reviving of the wharf will invite big business interests during a time when there are real public concerns about the alienation of customary lands.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Really? Whoever these people are in the public, are they really wanting to stop economic development in Asau (or anywhere else in Samoa) because of customary land fears? 

Would they rather they just remain poor on their lands? Would they rather wait around for the NZ Quota to leave the country because they can’t earn anything from their lands?

This public debate has reached levels of stupidity if there are people out there seriously arguing against the economic development of Asau (and elsewhere) just in case families dare to lease their lands.

 

Petelo Suaniu 

ADVERTISEMENT

Related Stories


Bg pattern top

Sign in for free to read more stories

Bg pattern light

UPGRADE TO PREMIUM

Subscribe to Samoa Observer Online

Enjoy access to over a thousand articles per month, on any device as well as feature-length investigative articles.

Ready to signup?