"There is no poverty in Samoa"
There’s no poverty in Samoa. So says Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, who has rejected a segment of the first State of Human Rights Report for Samoa about poverty reduction. He said the report is foolish.
Compiled by the Office of the Ombudsman as the National Human Rights Institution (N.H.R.I), the report says one in every five Samoans live in poverty.
“Despite progress in big picture economic growth and within high level development framework, there is disparity in development outcomes particularly in rural and remote areas,” a copy of the report reads.