Parliament sitting tomorrow, public banned due to SOE orders


Parliament will meet tomorrow a month after its Parliament session for March was cancelled as a result of the lockdown in line with the State of Emergency; after Samoa recorded its first community case.

Parliament session starts at 9:30 am, however in adherence to the National State of Emergency Orders and measures put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the public and the media will not be permitted into Parliament sitting.

Today Parliament held pre-sitting prior to the session tomorrow.

This is outlined in a statement issued by the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly, Leatisa Uitime Tala.

“All Chief Executive Officers and Heads of Government Ministries and State-Owned Enterprises will not be required to attend tomorrow’s Parliament sitting.

“Only Minister Representatives from the Minister of Commerce Industry and Labour and the Attorney General’s Office is required to attend tomorrow’s Parliament sitting for the scheduled introduction of the Labor and Employment Relations Amendment Bill 2022.”

The statement does not indicate as to what is the content of the proposed amendments under the Labor and Employment Relations 2022.

Parliament sessions are recorded live on the Parliament’s official Facebook Page.