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Cabinet happy with Govt. projects

The Cabinet is satisfied with the progress to a number of major development projects under construction and visited by the Cabinet Development Committee last Friday.  

But with the same token, the Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi has appealed to  officials in charge of the respective projects to proceed “with full speed”.

Prime Minister Tuilaepa and Cabinet Ministers visited a number of major projects under construction last Friday. 

“And should there be problems, they should be communicated to Cabinet so that it can be fixed immediately to ensure that there are no delays.

“The ultimate goal is for the projects to be commission for the benefit of the public as soon as possible. Delays will lead to public complaints and left unanswered it will be converted by our political enemies into fake news which is brainwashing a lot of our people, mostly Samoans living overseas.

“It’s no wonder Facebook is littered with lies and deceit instigated by the government opposition.

“Many of our Samoans overseas are not aware of the developments in our country except for the fake news circulated by government opposition to deceive them of the real truth,” he said in a statement. 

The projects that were visited by the ministerial delegation led by the Prime Minister included: Matautu ports extension,

Samoa Submarine Cable Company’s depot (Matautu wharf),

Vaisigano bridge, Fiaga electric power generators, Tanumalala Prison and Faleolo International Airport

“Delays will lead to public complaints and left unanswered it will be converted by our political enemies into fake news which is brainwashing a lot of our people, mostly Samoans living overseas,” he said.

The Prime Minister said it was important for the public to be informed on what the Government is doing for their benefits.

“Do not fear the negative media coverage but address it so that our people will know the facts and the real truth instead of relying on one-sided and superficial newspaper reports.

“If there are any articles that has your name is mentioned do not get offended, but look beyond the article and see what you need to work on with your ministry, so that next time you will not be the on front page.”

“But if you want to response to any of the articles that has your name mentioned, there is our Savali newspaper that is available as a vehicle to address inaccuracies published by the newspapers.

“Let our people know that government is not resting on its laurels and government’s priority remains and will continue to be for the benefit of our people,” he said.

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