Login

Reconstructed WIC building in Utulei dedicated

reporters@samoanews.com

Gov. Togiola Tulafono was joined Thursday by local officials for the official dedication of the new WIC building in Utulei. The federally funded WIC program, which services some 7,000 clients is administered by the Department of Human and Social Services, whose director Leilua Stevenson told the gathering at the opening that total cost of the project was around $933,000 due to construction, electricity costs and not including labor.

In his remarks the governor conveyed his appreciation to the various government agencies for working together and seeing to it that the new WIC office was completed.

In the new fiscal year 2013 budget, DHSS is proposing a $8.3 million budget to administrate and manage WIC, as well as paying WIC benefits to participants.



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: webmaster@samoanews.com

You currently are not logged in, please LOGIN to post comments.