Rubbish Bags Now Required For All Samoa Buses

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Pacific Islands Development Program, East-West Center With Support From Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawai‘i

Bid by PM to improve public cleanliness, boost tourism

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, January 11, 2016) – All public buses in Samoa will now have to carry rubbish bags, in a bid by the Prime Minister and the Tourism Authority to improve public cleanliness.

Speaking at the launch of a new tourism campaign last week, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi said the initiative was prompted by complaints of the high levels of rubbish discarded by bus passengers and drivers.

The PM says that in order to keep their licence, all public bus drivers must have a rubbish bag on board their buses at all times.

Ratu Isoa Tikoca.

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