11 November 2021 Apia Samoa. The 20% cut in passenger fares on the inter-island ferry as announced in the Government Budget comes into effect next Monday 15 November 2021.
The announcement is signed by Samoa Shipping Corporation Chief Executive, Leiataua Captain Samuel Phineas in a public notice issued yesterday afternoon.
The reduction applies to passenger fares only and not to the cost of vehicles.
The reduction applies to the inter-island ferry route between Upolu and Savaii, and does not apply to travel between Upolu and Pago Pago.
Samoa’s Minister of Finance Mulipola Anarosa Ale Molioo announced a 20% slash to costs on several government services provided by monopolies such as water and electricity, as a way of assisting the nation during the economic hardships of Covid-19.
Service fee reductions of 20% are also expected to be applied to business licenses; national examination fees; Lands and Titles Court fees;
consultation fees at the national hospital; alia licenses; passport fees; as well as building permits.