New Police Academy to be Built at old Prison Site in Tafaigata

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08 June 2019, Apia Samoa. Cabinet has approved five to eight acres of land at Tafaigata to build a Police Academy.

This was confirmed by Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi during his weekly programme with the media.

Tuilaepa said Police do not have a permanent place to have their trainings especially during the new recruitment trainings.

Therefore, once the new prison at Tanumalala is officially open at the end of this month a Police Academy will be built on one side of Tafaigata.

“E oo mai i le taimi nei e lē o iai se faleaoga e a’oa’o lelei ai leoleo.

“O lea la ua uma ona faavagavaga ai le fanua i Tafaigata i le mea lea o lo’o iai le falepuipui i le taimi nei. O lea toeitiiti lava ave pagota i le latou nofoaga fou ona avanoa loa lea o iina.

“Ma ua uma ona fai ai le fa’aiuga a le kapeneta e ave ai se 5-8 eka e fai ai le kolisi fa’aleoleo i o.”

Tuilaepa added the People’s Repulic of China under their China Aid will fund the project.

He added China had already agreed to fund the project however, it was delayed because the new Tanuamalala prison was not yet completed.

“O le poloketi lea e fesoasoani ai le malo o Saina, ma ua leva ona fa’amaonia mai ae ua ala ona tuai ona o le le’i tatalaina o le falepuipui fou.”


Deidre Fanene

31 years old from the village of Leauvaa. Married with three children.
Deidre Fanene