16 July, 2019
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Pacific Collection for the Parliament of Samoa Library


The Office of the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly received a vast collection of Pacific and political literature kindly donated by Professor Richard Herr of the University of Tasmania. The official handover ceremony was held at the temporary Parliamentary precincts at Tuanaimato on the 21st July 2016. The Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Leaupepe Taimaaiono Toleafoa Faafisi, accepted the collection on ... Read More »

Computer Training for Parliamentarians


Nineteen (19) Members of Parliament participated in a computer training held on Tuesday, 9th August 2016 at the temporary Parliament precincts, Tuanaimato. The training aimed to familiarize Parliamentarians with basic computer skills and information so that they would be able to navigate and use different computer applications with ease. This training is part of the OCLA’s capacity building initiatives and ... Read More »

Swearing In of the President of the Land and Titles Court


Former Clerk of the Legislative Assembly of Samoa, Afioga Fepuleai Letufuga Attila Manutoipule Ropati was today sworn in as new President of the Land and Titles Court, in a ceremony held at the Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi Conference Centre, Sogi. The ceremony was before His Highness, O le Ao o le Malo, Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi, and was ... Read More »

Parliamentary College Program 2016


The Office of the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly hosted the 4th Parliamentary College Program on 22-23 June 2016, at the temporary Parliament precincts, Tuanaimato. The Parliamentary College Program is part of OCLA’s public engagement initiative, aiming to promote and improve public awareness, and to encourage participation especially from the young generation. 130 participants from 26 Colleges participated in this ... Read More »

Parliamentary Speech Competition Champion


Miss Fiva Faafeu of Lefaga College beat 26 other competitors to take the coveted prize for this year’s Parliamentary Speech Competition during the 4th College Parliamentary Outreach Programme held at the temporary Parliament Complex, Tuanaimato. The 18 year old is a Year 13 student at Lefaga College and is from the village of Safaatoa.  She spoke on the importance of ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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