An oath to serve
The Samoa Victim Support Group (S.V.S.G) family welcomed thirty-four new members yesterday.
The induction ceremony conducted at the Supreme Court follows the Group’s global meeting held at the Orator Hotel this week.
The ceremony was conducted by Justice Vui Clarence Nelson, who is also a strong advocate for the Group.
Speaking to the Weekend Observer, the President of the Samoa Victim Support Group, SiliniuLina Chang, said one of the key aspects of their work is the element of confidentiality. She saidvictims need to trust their system that whatever they confide in their search for answers will remain with the workers.
Most of the new members who took their oaths yesterday are from S.V.S.G branches overseas.
Justice Vui congratulated them.
“I don’t have to tell anyone of you about the importance of the work that you do,” Justice Vui said. “But you are doing a great job not only for the victims but to this country as a whole.”
He added that the S.V.S.G has a key part to play in the fight for justice, especially for the hundreds of young victims they deal with.
He added that the organisation fills a great need in Samoa and he congratulated President Siliniu and her group for their hard work.
Lastly, to the new recruits, Justice Vui said: “You should take your oath seriously, because you are a part of a very important organisation who works for the betterment of this country.”