School rejoices over better road

By Nefertiti Matatia ,

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BETTER ROAD, BETTER TRANSPORTATION: Minister Papali’i Niko Lee Hang cutting the ribbon to open the Malololelei Road.

BETTER ROAD, BETTER TRANSPORTATION: Minister Papali’i Niko Lee Hang cutting the ribbon to open the Malololelei Road.

The Divine Mercy School at Malololelei is grateful for the reconstruction of the Malololelei Road.

The road, constructed by Ott Constructions Ltd, was opened yesterday.

The total cost of the construction work, including Cross Island Road, was more than $2 million.

This was according to Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, who explained the road at Malololelei was constructed to make transportation easier for the people who live around the area and most importantly for the children who attended the Divine Mercy School. 

Tuilaepa added that drainages have been built to avoid surface runoff, which affects residents of the area during torrential rain.

Speaking to the Samoa Observer, Principal of Divine Mercy School Malololelei, Sister Caroline Tevaga said she is thankful that the Government has helped to solve one of the biggest challenges they faced.

 “The reason is when our school was opened in 2013, there was a major problem with the road and also there was one bus which we used for the transportation of the children,” she said.

“We acknowledge the Government for recognizing us and helping the young children of the Divine Mercy School. Everything that we are doing here is for the betterment of the education of the students because we deal with the transportation of the students.”

 “We were careful with the bus just in case it might get damaged because the road was terrible.”

“It has now become so much easier for us to take the students around which were one of our biggest challenges in the past.”

“This is for the welfare of each student who is under our care for them to be safe on the road while coming to school and going back home when the school bus drops them off.”

“The spirit of today (yesterday) is thanksgiving because life has been made much easier through the road that has been constructed and we bless the Government.”

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