Samoa Speaker stops demolition of old Parliament over valuable pillars
In a rare move, the Speaker of Samoa’s Parliament La’aulialemalietoa Leuatea Polataivao has overruled a decision by Cabinet to demolish the old Parliament at Mulinu’u.
The Speaker issued a stop order just moments before the demolition was to start.
He directed the contractor ’not to set foot within the vicinity of the Parliament compound.
Talamua online quotes the Speaker saying that a decision regarding the building should be made by Parliament.
The Speaker wants to save three key pillars in the centre of the building which he regards as testimonials to the struggle Samoa went through to gain independence.
He also says if Parliament gives the green light to demolish it, then he would try to preserve the pillars in a proposed museum.
THE NEW COMMENTS PROCESS
To make comments, you will need to register. You can register under your real name or use a 'screen' name. This way, people will be able to follow comments and make comments back and forth to each other. If you choose to use a 'screen name' no one will know your true identity. In either case, no email addresses will be available to anyone. It is an automated process. If you have questions, email: email@example.com
You currently are not logged in, please LOGIN to post comments.