Deidre Tautua – Fanene
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi was the guest speaker at the official launched of the Samoa National Democratic Party on Wednesday this week at the Tuutuuileloloto Hall.
The SNDP is the recreation of the old Opposition Party back then, the Samoa National Development Party.
The launched was attended by supporters of the new Party, their interim leader Aulavemai Tafito Valasi, interim President Vui Seigafolava Masinamua and Tuilaepa told stresses that the job is not an easy one.
He congratulated the leader as well as its President for the establishment of the Party and gifted the Party $2,000 from the government.
The interim leader Aulavemai said the aim of the party to get potential members to run for the 2021 General Election.
He added they managed to gather more than 300 members both locals and overseas members who are interested in joining the Party.
Interim President of the Party told Newsline that the only goal for the SNDP is to serve the people of Samoa.
"Our aim is for the betterment of Samoa as a nation and its people and we only have one goal and that is to serve the people of Samoa,” he said.
He went on to say that the Party will work to raise the minimum wage for the people he added that the minimum wage is not enough given the cost of living is too high he said SNDP will work on this issue to the right rate for anybody.”
Another issue that the new Party will look at is the customary land issue that many are concern about as well as creating more employment opportunities for many young people who have graduated not only from here but also from overseas.
Earlier this month the Office of the Electoral Commissioner announced that the SNDP had been officially registered as a Political Party under section 5(1)(a) of the Electoral Act 2019.