M.P. reveals that Govt. lawyers will explain L.T.C. bills

The Member of Parliament for Anoama'a East, Alaiasa Sepulona Moananu, has revealed that lawyers working for the Government are preparing to visit villages to explain the Constitution Amendment Bill 2020, Lands and Titles Court Bill 2020 and Judicature Bill 2020.

While the Member of Parliament did not have the details about the planned visit by Government lawyers, he said they are likely to begin in the town area and move out to the rural villages.

Villages should be preparing their questions in anticipation of the visits from the government lawyers, Alaiasa said.

The Member of Parliament made the revelation when he was asked to comment on criticisms from a matai from his constituency that he had not explained the meaning of the bills properly.

But the Member of Parliament said he always keeps his constituents up to date on what is happening Parliament.

“I never miss a (village) meeting,” he told the Samoa Observer.

Alaiasa was hesitant to respond to the grievance saying, he hopes the matai is not one who claims to be from the village of Falefa but does not contribute a monotaga or attend village council meetings.

About the bills, he told the Samoa Observer he met with the Falefa Village Council on Saturday and explained to the matai who convened what the bills mean.

He also told the matai that if they have further questions on the bills, they have the opportunity to make their concerns known before the Parliamentary Committee that has started visiting villages collect their thoughts on the plans.

Anoamaa East is comprised of Lufilufi, Falevao, Lalomauga, Faleapuna, Manunu and Falefa.

It was not possible to get a comment from the Office of the Attorney General on the claims about Government lawyers going out to explain the bills.

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