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Samoan Parliamentary Delegations


The Parliament of Samoa continues to foster healthy ties with Parliaments of other countries as well as international and regional institutions for professional development not only for the staff but Members alike. Staff of the Office of the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly (O.C.L.A) and Members of Parliament have had the opportunity to travel abroad for study tours, seminars, workshops ... Read More »

Piipii ama, vaevae manava: Pacific balance and economic empowerment


I want to begin my opening remarks with a bold and perhaps provocative statement: the greatest challenge to successful democratic Pacific leadership in the current Pacific context is not climate change, modernisation or globalisation. It is, simply put, being ill-informed and/or unable to act constructively on matters of priority. To be able to appropriately manage the many challenges of modern ... Read More »

Parliament House Contract Building Signing


The building contract for Samoa’s Parliament House was officially signed between the Government of Samoa and representatives from Craig Construction Ltd during a ceremony at the Prime Minister’s Office in Apia on Friday 27 May 2016. Cabinet approved the awarding of building contract to Craig Construction Ltd on 27 April 2016 following a competitive tender process. The total project is ... Read More »

Sector Briefing


A 4 day Sector Briefing program from the 16th- 19th May 2016 was held at the Office of the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly’s (O.C.L.A.)temporary location at the Media Centre, Tuanaimato. All 14 sectors of the government presented on their Objectives, goals and progress in achieving their goals for the next financial year. Sector Coordinators and Chief Executive Officers (CEO) ... Read More »

Post election Seminar


Following the General Elections, Parliament has once again held a Post-Election Seminar for its Members from the 11th – 12th March 2016. The Seminar offers capacity building and familiarization for newly elected Members of Parliament. The keynote address was given by the Prime Minister, Hon Tuilaepa Auelua Fatialofa Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi. The Resource team included Professors from Victoria University, NZ; ... Read More »

4th Pacific Women’s Parliamentary Partnerships Forum


On the 4th – 7th April 2016, Parliament hosted the 4th Pacific Women’s Parliamentary Partnerships Forum at its temporary Chamber at Tuanaimato, Gym 2. The forum began with an official welcoming ceremony and was followed by an Ava Ceremony hosted by His Highness, O le Ao o le Malo and the Speaker of the Samoan Legislative Assembly. Discussions and presentations ... Read More »

Post-Election Seminar for the Parliament of Samoa


PRESS RELEASE Tuanaimato Sports Complex 4thMay 2016. There will be a two day Post-Election Seminar for Members of Parliament from 11th – 12th March 2016 at the temporary Parliament precincts at Tuanaimato. This Seminar is jointly funded by the Parliament of Samoa and the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) of which Samoa is a member. The Seminar is an initiative that ... Read More »

Parliament XVI Symposium


A three day Symposium guided by the theme, “Samoa: 53 years and 16 Parliaments on – Leadership, Governance & the Rule of Law” was held on the 29th – 31st March 2016 at the Media Center, Tuanaimato Sports Complex, the temporary location of the Office of the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly (OCLA). The first of its kind initiated by ... Read More »

Induction Program for Members


The Office of the Clerk conducted a two day Induction Program for newly elected members of the XVI Parliament on Tuesday 15th – 16th March, 2016. The aim was to facilitate a forum in which Members would be informed of the operations of the Office of the Clerk and the services it offers. The program was tailored to familiarize new ... Read More »

State Opening of XVI Parliament


The official State Opening of the XVIth Parliament of Samoa was held on Friday 18th March 2016 at the temporary Parliament Chambers at Gymnasium 2, Tuanaimato. The ceremony opened with a service lead by the Chairman of the CCCS, Rev Elder Tavita Roma with the Special Choir of the Office of the Clerk singing the hymns and national anthem. The ... Read More »

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