Stationery company pledges Pacific Games support

By Adel Fruean 26 February 2019, 12:00AM

Local company Samoa Stationery and Books has pledged $200,000 towards Samoa’s Pacific Games preparations. 

This was highlighted in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between SSAB and Pacific Games Office yesterday at the SSAB Megastore at Togafuafua.

The owner and president of SSAB, Tofilau Fiti Leung Wai, said that the purpose of yesterday’s event was to show support for Samoa as the host of this year’s Pacific Games.

“The reason behind the support is our spirit of helping. I am also proud of our country’s courage to host the Pacific Games 2019. It is not an easy task hence why SSAB has decided to offer assistance and work together in executing this task.” 

“I acknowledge the Lord’s guidance in making it possible for our company to lend a shoulder, it may not be a lot but it is all about the spirit of helping,” she said. 

Tofilau also wished Team Samoa the best in their preparations for the July 4-22 regional sporting event.

“We also applaud the athletes representing our country in the Games this year, we will pray and support your efforts and participation. May the Lord’s love and blessings remain upon the Government so that there will be enough money, wisdom and knowledge in order to manage the Pacific Games.”

“As we always say, support SSAB as SSAB supports our community. Therefore, we also thank our customers for supporting our company,” she added.

Minister of Education, Sports and Culture, Loau Keneti Sio accepted the donation by the company on behalf of the Government. 

“On behalf of the Government and the Organizing Committee, I would like to thank Tofilau, the management and staff of SSAB for being ‘simply the best’ in supporting us towards our journey.”

“We hope the Almighty God continue to shower his blessings upon your company, due to your generosity. It is not easy and not many are capable of lending a helping hand because $200,000 is not a small amount,” he added.

By Adel Fruean 26 February 2019, 12:00AM

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