Village Fono

Samoa govt approach to dialogue on bills "secretive" says Law Society

Leiataualesa Komisi Koria said the Parliamentary Select Committee agreed at its May 4 hearing to take the three bills to village fono.

However, Leiataualesa said since then it has been very difficult to get further information about the process.

He said it's unusual that the Select Committee itself has said it will run the consultations.

He said this is normally handled by apolitical parties to ensure neutrality.