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Chinese shops grow while Samoan-owned shops close down

A small village shop
Source: Samoa Global News

Apia, SAMOA — Member of Parliament for Vaisigano Number 3 Faaulusau Losa Duffy Stowers challenged Parliament to look at reasons why Chinese businesses are growing and taking over Samoan owned shops in the villages.

“Chinese shops are developing while Samoan shops are going down.., What is the reason?”

“E le’o toe põ fo’i malaē i lenei vaitaimi, ua alu a’e i luga faleoloa Saina, ae alu ifo i lalo faleoloa o Samoa.., Aisea le mafuaaga?”

An accountant by profession, Faaulusau then called on Government for capacity building programs to be offered as assistance to owners of small medium micro enterprises (SMMEs) in Samoa.

“Not financial assistance, but initiatives to share with them and build their capacity so that they are able to lift up their businesses”, said Faaulusau.

Read more at Samoa Global News