Customary land lease

Samoa village enjoys reward of leasing customary land

Sasina village signed a deal to lease five hundred acres of customary land for 120 years, and has just received its third annual payment of $US120,000

The MP for the constituency that includes Sasina, La'auli Leuatea Polataivao Schmidt, said the money is contributing to the wellbeing of 500 families.

Despite sovereignty concerns, La'auli said the deal they've struck comes under regular review.