Sogi village

Samoan families reject Government push to leave

The government said it was moving people because of the threat they face from climate change as much of the town is low lying.

Some of the families in Sogi were settled there generations ago after their ancestors had been brought to Samoa by the country's then German colonial masters.

Ownership of the land was eventually vested in them but a 76 year-old member of one the affected families, Nanai Liu Tokuma, said the government is violating his family's rights to own and live on the land.