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First Supplementary Budget Estimates for the Year 2013/2014
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- Created on Tuesday, 21 January 2014 06:11
- Last Updated on Thursday, 23 January 2014 21:16
- Published on Tuesday, 21 January 2014 06:36
- Written by The Office of the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly
(January 21, 2014) — Today, Parliament of Samoa convened for its first Sitting for 2014. The Government Orders of the Day commenced with debate on the second reading of the Supplementary Appropriation Bill (No.1) 2013/2014.APIA, Mulinuu
Supplementary estimates are a spending plan introduced in the House by government to provide additional funds for Government Ministries outputs due to increased costs or unanticipated expenditure. The first supplementary estimates for the fiscal year is normally tabled in the December session.
The Supplementary Appropriation Bill (No.1) 2013/2014 was introduced by the Minister of Finance, Hon. Faumuina Tiatia Liuga on Tuesday, 17th December 2013. Subsequent to the motion for the second reading, the Minister of Finance delivered the Financial Statement outlining the key features of the First Supplementary Budget for the financial year 2013/2014.
The Supplementary Estimates was referred to the Finance & Expenditure Committee in accordance with Standing Order 132(1). Today, the Finance & Expenditure Committee tabled its Report on the First Supplementary Estimates, to be followed by the Second Reading Debate as per motion on the 17th December 2013.
Following debate on......
Samoa Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast [17 Dec 2013]
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- Created on Thursday, 19 December 2013 01:50
- Last Updated on Thursday, 19 December 2013 20:17
- Published on Thursday, 19 December 2013 01:50
- Written by OCLA
The Parliament of Samoa held its annual Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast at Mulinuu on Tuesday the 17th of December 2013. As is customary, this occasion preluded the final Parliamentary session for the year.
His Highness the Head of State, His Honour, the Chief Justice, members of the Diplomatic Corp, Government officials, clergy members and members of the public joined the Legislative Assembly in a service of Thanksgiving to acknowledge God’s LOVE and blessings upon Samoa throughout the year
The service began at 6:00am, led by Rev. Talalelei Tuafafo of the EFKS Mulinuu. Vice-President of the Land and Title’s Court Afioga FAAMAUSILI Tuilimu Solo Brown offered the adoration and the thanksgiving prayer followed by the confession by Hon FIAME Naomi Mataafa; Minister of Justice and Courts Administration. Member of the Opposition - Tofa......
Nu’uuli Vocational Technical High School Visit to Parliament
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- Created on Monday, 09 December 2013 23:27
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 January 2014 19:24
- Published on Monday, 09 December 2013 23:27
- Written by Office of the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly
The Parliament of Samoa opened its doors to a special visit from the Nu'uuli Vocational Technical High School from American Samoa on Friday 29th November 2013.
Twelve students and four teachers/advisors from the Nu'uuli Vocational Technical High School (NVTHS) traveled to Samoa on an educational excursion to study and examine the system of Government in Samoa as well as learning about the procedures of the Parliament of Samoa in comparison to the policies and procedures of the American Samoa Fono.
The visitors toured the Parliament precincts at Mulinuu under the supervision of the Office of the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly staff from the Chamber and Community Outreach divisions. The tour provided the students with fundamental understanding of the various functions and rules and procedures of Parliament.
This visit coincides with the......