Magiagi road opened
Residents of Magiagi will benefit from a new 1.8 kilometre inland road commissioned on Saturday.
A small ceremony was held to officiate the new road opening at the village's Methodist Church hall.
The event was attended by Government representatives, local residents and chiefs.
Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Dr. Sa'ilele Malielegaoi delivered the main speech, highlighting Government's improvements to the village in recent years. The new road follows last year's $1.6 million project via the Samoa Water Authority, that provided access to clean water for Magiagi.
“The construction works [to the road] renew your old and damaged road.
“There is no greater feeling than [the feeling of] happiness and gratitude when it comes to opening this new road, to make sure that transportation is safe for those who will be using it," said the Prime Minister.
Tuilaepa said the new road was built by Lee Transport, at a cost of $790,197.75, after winning the bidding process.
He added that due to ongoing Parliamentary sessions, it has meant less time available to carry out some of the duties that need to be carried out.
“We also thank the support from village chiefs and its council because the road works have been successfully completed," said Tuilaepa.
Tuilaepa added that the new road will make travelling easier for motorists and assist villagers through better accessibility to plantations and farms.
“These developments aim to improve the lives of our people."
More than ten new roads have been commissioned on Upolu and Savaii since late last year by the Government.
While the ruling party, Human Rights Protection Party (H.R.P.P.), was opening a new road at Magiagi, preparations were already underway by the Fa'atuatua i le Atua Samoa ua Tasi (F.A.S.T.) political party to host its roadshow at the Magiagi Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (C.C.C.S) hall, scheduled to take place a few hours later.