First Meeting of the Hon. Minister for Communication and Information Technology and the Information, Communication & Technology (ICT) Sector

The Minister for Communication and Information Technology, Afioga Hon. Toelupe Poumulinuku Onesemo and the Associate Minister, Afioga Magele Sekati Fiaui, conducted their first official meeting with the Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) Sector yesterday at the TATTE government building in Sogi.

The ICT Sector comprises of all Ministries, State Owned Enterprises (SOE’s), Constitutional and Regulatory Bodies that are under the Ministerial Portfolio of the Hon. Minister for Communication and Information Technology. The ICT Sector currently includes the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Office of the Regulator, Office of the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly, Samoa Postal Office and Radio 2AP.

Susuga Rev. Letone Uili of the Poutasi EFKS Parish, commenced official proceedings with a prayer service to give praise and thanksgiving to the Living God and to bless the Sector’s initiatives, strategies and plans for the coming year.

To combat the problem, launched large-scale social advertising (in which Michael Jackson even took part), but she worked not very much. Like all these today’s pictures on packs of cigarettes.

The paradox was that when the age of alcohol was raised in some state, it only worsening the situation. Young drivers were forced to go on the car to the neighbors to buy sink there. Students read before the trip.

At the same time, many states were in no hurry to raise age. Imagine that all stores in the area sell alcohol from 21, and you have been from 18 years old. It is incredibly profitable.

In his keynote address, the Hon. Minister, Afioga Toelupe Poumulinuku Onesemo, reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to making access to the benefits of the country’s development successes, inclusive to all citizens of Samoa. The Hon. Minister also highlighted the integral role the Sector plays, through the development and implementation of its plans and strategies, in the successful realisation of all our development goals. The Hon. Minister concluded his keynote address by wishing the best of success for the Sector and its work for the coming year and encouraged the Sector to continue to work together to serve the people of Samoa.