Karawaka: Nā te PM o Hāmoa te whakatau ka noho kapi te kāwanatanga

Nā Pirimia Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi te whakapuakitanga, ko te kāwanatanga o Hāmoa ka noho kapi hei ngā rā e rua i tēnei wiki hei awhi i ngā mahi aukati i te hōrapa o te mate karawaka i te motu, katoa ngā whakahaere a te kāwanatanga kua whakatārewahia hāunga rā ngā ranga e rua.

Hei tēnei Rāpare ki te Rāmere, ko ngā kaimahi kāwanatanga ka awhi i ngā mahi wero i te tokomaha ki te rongoā ārai mate, he kaupapa kua rongoā nei i te 58,000 Hāmoana neke atu nō te te 20 o Noema.

Ka mahue kē, ko ngā kaimahi o te Samoa Water Authority, o te Electric Power Corporation hoki kia mahi tonu.

E karanga ana a Pirimia Tuilaepa ki te iwi katoa hei awhi i te kāwanatanga ki te patu i te mate karawaka.

"The government needs the support of all the village councils, faith-based organisations, the church leaders, village mayors, government women representatives that have engaged in outreach," tāna kōrero.

Kua tuku mihi hoki te Pirimia ki ngā hapori o te ao, ki ngā rōpū kore here ki te kāwanatanga, ki ngā hāhi hoki i wā rātou tautoko. 

"We have received medical teams from Australia, New Zealand and the New Zealand Red Cross, France, the Pacific Medical Association, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, China, Norway, Japan and the UK and USA, and more are on their way.”

E ai ki te Pirimia, ko te kaupapa wero i te tokomaha ka whakawhānuihia atu ki te katoa o Hāmoa kei raro i te 60 tau te pakeke. 

"Let us not be distracted by the alternative cures. Measles is not new to Samoa and rarely claimed lives. We need to understand the following issues.

"First vaccinations is the only cure; second, if affected cases are presented early for treatment full recovery should be expected, and thirdly no traditional healers and Kangen water preparations can cure measles," tāna kōrero.

Ko te whakamahi i te wai Kangen i tautohetohengia i te wiki ki muri, whai muri i te whakapae, he tāne i tuku i taua wai hei rongoā mā te hunga pākia e te karawaka. 

E noho kapi tonu ana ngā kura, whare wānanga, whare karakia hoki i Hāmoa, ā ko te whakahuihui tamariki kua whakarāhuitia tonutia. 

E 55 ngā tāngata kua mate i tēnei urutā o te mate karawaka i Hāmoa.