CONGRATULATIONS: P.M. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi congratulated the Corporation's management for their perserverence in his opening remarks and said he has hopes that this project will grow and prosper. Above left: P.M. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, Samoa Land Corporations Board of Directors.
Constructed by Diamond Head Design and managed by Bob Garner, the property includes twenty rooms, a laundry room and an office.
Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, who opened the project yesterday said such establishments are vital for the development of Samoa.
He said these developments not only earn the country much-needed revenue, they also provide employment opportunities for members of the community.
The Prime Minister acknowledged that the Corporation has come under much criticism lately. However, he congratulated the management for persevering.
Tuilaepa said as growing tourism destination, the country would need more quality accommodation to cater for visitors to Samoa.
The opening of the Malifa Lodge could not have come at a better time with S.I.D.S around the corner. “We hope that this new project will be able to grow and prosper in the future,” Tuilaepa said.
The Chairman of the S.L.C’s Board of Directors, Tupuola Sione Malifa, said the project took six months to complete. “The only delay was due to the weather and the shortage of building materials but we still managed to finish on time,” he said.
The new facility will be used for S.I.D.S and it will be opened to the general public afterwards. Reverend Utufua Naseri conducted a prayer service to bless the building yesterday.