17 Jun 2014

Samoa's farmers in the dark over new market opening

9:24 am on 17 June 2014

The Samoa Farmers Association says farmers are still in the dark about when the new Fugalei market building will be open for business.

The Fugalei market was demolished in 2012, with vendors in the meantime moving to privately run or make-shift markets.

The chairman of the Farmer's Association, Afamasaga Toleafoa, says it's still unclear when Fugalei will reopen, or if it will be in time for the Small Islands Developing States conference in September.

"There's absoloutely no word on that one. The farmers don't really know. I see March was mentioned, well March has come and gone, it's still a long way from being finished. It will be good for the town, for the image, it will be good for Samoa to have that ready when the SIDS meeting is here."

The chairman of the Farmer's Association in Samoa, Afamasaga Toleafoa.