Ah Liki responds to caretaker P.M.
I refer to the above article in your paper today.
For the information of the general public and our business community. Bluebird Lumber ceased all logging and sawmilling operations from Aopo since 2006 when the Government terminated all local native forest commercial logging licenses.
Aopo is the biggest land owner in Samoa and have access to huge mill-able native forests inland besides the Sasina-Aopo boundary under dispute.
For the last 15 years 99.99% of timber sold at BBL are H3 Treated Pine from New Zealand. Despite being expensive for obvious reasons, the people of Samoa had no other option but to buy it. Bluebird Lumber Co Ltd has no control over that but to comply with government instructions.
Here at Bluebird, we accept and sell any native local timber available from non-commercial saw-millers for our low budget customers which makes (.01%) of our total timber sales. Our primary mandate is providing the most cheapest option for our people and benefits for the non-commercial saw-millers as well.
Bluebird Lumber and Hardware are not involved in any village or Government politics, we just provide a service to all citizens of Samoa.
Wishing good health to our Customers.
Tuiaopo Andrew Ah Liki