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2nd Primary School Parliamentary Programme 2015

The 2nd Primary School Parliamentary Programme was held on the 17th – 19th of March 2015 at the Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese building at Sogi. This programme is part of OCLA’s educational initiatives to promote Parliamentary Education to primary students by providing the opportunity for them to learn about the functions of Parliament, parliamentary procedures and the support services provided ... Read More »

Summary of Briefings for Parliamentary Pre-Sitting Monday 16th March 2015

Members of Parliament met on Monday, 16th March at 9:30am at the Maota Tofilau Eti Alesana for their scheduled Pre-Sitting Briefing on five Government Bills proposed for introduction on Tuesday 17th March 2015. Pre-Sitting briefings have been adopted by Parliament to enhance the quality and relevance of debates. Briefings clarify policy frameworks for bills and other relevant information not previously ... Read More »

Samoa Women’s Commonwealth Parliamentary Programme(SWCPP) 2015 Summary

The Office of the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly hosted its inaugural Women’s Commonwealth Parliamentary Programme (SWCPP) on Monday, 16th March 2015 at the Tofilau Eti Alesana Building. The SWCPP is a joint initiative by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) to commemorate Commonwealth Day under the theme “A Young Commonwealth” and the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) group to commemorate International ... Read More »

Member for Sagaga le Usoga resigns from Parliament

The Associate Minister for Commerce, Industry & Trade and Member of Parliament for Sagaga le Usoga, MUAGUTUTAGATA Peter Ah Him resigned from Parliament on Friday, 20th February 2015. Muagututagata’s resignation came after he was found guilty of two charges of forgery from the Supreme Court of Samoa on 3rd February 2015. The Prime Minister, Hon. Tuilaepa Fatialofa Lupesoliai Aiono Neioti ... Read More »

Parliamentary Sitting Summary February 17th – 20th, 2015

Upon the Speaker taking his Chair and at the conclusion of opening prayers, the first day of the Legislative Assembly’s February 2015 session officially commenced. The Hon Speaker in his opening remarks acknowledged the Assembly’s first sitting day in its temporary Chamber, located at the Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi Conference Centre (TATTE). He also welcomed students who were present ... Read More »

NUS Foundation Law Class visit the Legislative Assembly

The National University of Samoa (NUS) Foundation Law class visited Parliament on Tuesday, 17th February 2015, to coincide with Parliament’s February Sitting, which in anticipation of the construction of the new Maota Fono, was moved to the TATTE building Sogi, as appointed by Le Ao o le Malo. This educational excursion was a request put forward by the course coordinator ... Read More »

Committee Reports Tabled to the Legislative Assembly awaiting consideration

  Parliamentary Paper Number Committee Parliamentary Paper (Annual Reports, Corporate Plans,etc.) Tabled 1 P.P.2014/2015 No. 165 Primary Production, Commerce, Industry & Labour Fair Trading Amendment Bill 2013 16th December 2014 2 P.P.2014/2015 No. 167 Foreign Affairs, Trade and Revenue Maritime Zones Amendment Bill 2014 16th December 2014 3 P.P.2014/2015 No. 168 Primary Production, Commerce, Industry & Labour Personal Property Amendment ... Read More »

Parliamentary Sitting Summary, December 2014

Tuesday 16th December 2014 Following Parliament’s annual December Prayer Breakfast which concluded at 7:00am, the Assembly met at 9:00am for its final sitting for 2014.  The Speaker took his Chair and commenced proceedings with opening prayers and other formalities.  He also welcomed the participants of the Second Parliamentary Women’s Programme who were present to observe parliamentary proceedings as an introductory ... Read More »

4th Prayer Breakfast of the XVth Parliament

Parliament held its fourth annual Prayer Breakfast on Tuesday, 16th December 2014 at 6:00am in Parliament Chambers. The Parliament Prayer Breakfast is an annual event and is held on the first sitting day of the December Meeting. It is an opportunity for Members to acknowledge God’s endless grace on Samoa as a nation and to offer glory to Him for ... Read More »

Women’s Parliamentary Programme Summary

In 2013, the Parliament of Samoa initiated public engagement programmes, such as those for Youth and Civil Society, to encourage citizens to actively participate in the parliamentary process. The Women’s programme, similarly to other successful initiatives, provided: • Basic knowledge of parliamentary procedures and processes; • Exposure to Parliament and parliamentarians to initiate and encourage interest in politics; and • ... Read More »

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