Samoa PM tired of “blah! blah! blah!” from overseas business people
The Prime Minister told some overseas business people yesterday he was tired of people who talk and nothing happens.
Five “Palagi” – white people – who all the MPs saw came to him in Parliament with a proposal to burn waste to generate electricity.
He told them to put in a proposal and he would give the go-ahead.
Their meeting took two minutes, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi told Parliament today. They opened their laptop and wanted an hour to make a presentation.
“The only thing I want is action,” he said.
Tuilaepa said liars will always get caught by “administration” processes in place.
As a government official he worked Saturdays and Sundays with investors who proposed to build a hotel at Taumeasina, near Apia.
The ground was dug then there was a halt as the investors said they were off to get some money and they went bankrupt – a condition suffered by the next group of investors interested in the site.
Next came a New Zealander with the same idea.
A ground breaking ceremony took place followed by the drinking of much beer.
He heard the Kiwi sold sand in the search for money, Tuilaepa said.
Many come here and “blah, blah, blah,” and that’s the end of it.