11 May 2007

Samaon villages uphold resistance to Savai'i hydro project

3:20 pm on 11 May 2007

Two Samoan village councils on the island of Savai'i have reaffirmed their objection to a hydropower project.

The councils of Sili and Ga'utavai still say that they don't want the Samoa government to go ahead with the plan.

A matai and orator of the village of Sili, Fiu Tinoifili, says their decision over the matter is final.

Fiu says environmental benefits of the rivers for the village's future generations are the key reasons behind the rejection of the proposed plant.