26 Nov 2007

Samoan lawyer calls public meeting to discuss right hand drive switch

3:57 pm on 26 November 2007

A public campaign is underway over the Samoa Government's plans to switch to right hand drive vehicles.

A prominent lawyer, Tole'afoa Solomona To'ailoa, has called a public meeting to gauge the extent of the opposition.

In a public notice he says car owners and those strongly opposed to the change should attend to look at possible ways of stopping the government's proposal.

Tole'afoa says the Prime Minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, is going ahead without asking for the public's opinion on the change.

He also says the change has come too quickly.

An earlier objection from the Chamber of Commerce was rejected by the Prime Minister.

The right hand drive conversion is due to come into force in July next year.