The Human Rights Protection Party (HRPP) has promised the Savaii people a new hospital at Salelologa as part of their manifesto.
The Human Rights Protection Party travelled to Savaii last Friday to announce its manifesto and remind the community of the work done in the past 5 years of their leadership in Government under a campaign slogan that suggests action speaks louder than words – #TautalaGaluega
Party leader and Prime Minister since November 1998, Hon Tuilaepa Dr Sailele Malielegaoi told the people of Savaii there would be a new hospital at Salelologa to cater for the needs of the Puleono especially patients needing to be admitted.
“This new hospital will cater for critical patients that are needed to be admitted for special medical care.”
Keeping health as a priority, Tuilaepa again highlighted plans for a specialist service hospital that can cater for patients needing medivac.
Tuilaepa said they will look into bringing experts from overseas to train our local medical teams to cater for medivac services not only between Upolu and Savaii but overseas.
“It reflects and reaffirms the government’s priority to seek and secure all possible specialised medical treatment which is not available on island for our people,” said Tuilaepa.
Established in 1979 and dominant in Samoa politics since 1982, the HRPP announced other areas of development outlined in their Manifesto.
Other parts of the HRPP Manifesto include:
* Establishing a Ministry for Culture as well as Environment.
* Adding two new ministers for these new stand alone portfolios.
* Establishing MESC and NUS offices at Salelologa
* A Referral Health Centre
* Consider fundibg private schools teachers
* Electrical/ Solar vehicles
* Strengthen ways to continue flights between Upolu and Savaii
The Prime Minister also highlighted some of the major developments that HRPP has accomplished for Samoa, in the last 5 years. A video clip was put together that summarises completed works
* 44 school buildings completed
* Established 23 colleges (15 in the rural areas)
* $10m tala spent on referral patients each year
* Dyalisis Unit and the Primary Health Care established at Motootua National Hospital
* Interisland ferries
* New Airport
* New roads – 87 in total
* All planned bridges construction completed
* 5 Solar Power sites in use
* Solar power provided to 28 families living far from electricity poles
* Development of 88 Water Projects in different villages
* Sports fields
* Waterfront project in Apia
* Fibre optic cables (Tui Samoa and Manatua Cables)
* Increase exports to overseas markets
HRPP revealed the details of their next five-year plan as Samoa gets closer to its general election on 9th April 2021. The plans are complemented by a forward looking 2040 Plan for the development of Samoa
The Manifesto was delivered to both Upolu and Savaii this past week.