“As we observe this significant event, we pause to remember and honour the memories of those public servants who have passed on and are no longer with us."
“We salute and acknowledge their important contributions and valuable achievements which no doubt lent to the improvement of public service performance while upholding the values and ethics of a truly accountable and transparent Samoa Public Service. ”
That was the message from Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi as he pays tribute to pass public servants who have serve their country with distinction.
During the celebration of the Public Service Commission Day 2017, Appreciation Awards were given out to 19 public servants in recognition of their long services to the government.
The Prime Minister noted that P.S.C. Day will reflect not only on the quality of public service that the workforce has managed to deliver over the years, but also the commitments that each public servant has made to ensure that government continues to aspire to be better than our best.
“I believe the public service stands or falls with the calibre of the people who work in it, and the way in which we, as public servants, succeed in addressing today’s challenges,” stressed the Prime Minister.
To that effect, the Public Service Commission on behalf of the Government of Samoa also acknowledges the following recipients for the Appreciation Award for Recognition of their Long Service to the Government of Samoa through their continuous service in the Samoa Public Service:
• Tauloa Auvae Lui Accident Compensation Board 40 years
• Ta’uo Mulifusi Togafau Accident Compensation Board 32 years
• Tautala Tovala Sapa & Tunumafono Sinapi Development Bank 39 years
• Taealio Vaai Teacher (MESC) 45 years
• Fuatino Fa’atuuala Teacher (MESC) 42 years
• Luamanuvae Ah Tong Ministry of Health 34 years
•Time Kolone MNRE 42 years
• Leiataua Aviga Salele Retired (ACEO Police) 41 years
• Fauono Talalelei Tapu Retired (ACEO Police) 43 years
• Fuatino Tofi MPMC 45 years
• Siavata Gale NUS 50 years
• Vipula Maiava NUS Nursing 49 years
• Metita Va’afusuaga NUS Nursing 43 years
• Ma Fuku Aiolupotea NUS Nursing 43 years
• Seiuli Vaifou Temese NUS Samoan Studies 41 years
• Naumati Vasa NUS Samoan Studies 39 years
• Silafau Dr. Sina Vaai NUS Professor English 37 years
• Tuatu Kalepo Samoa Bureau of Statistics 34 years
• Senara Noaese Te’o Samoa Trust Estate Corporation 42 years.