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FFAS compound protected by new security fence

During the Christmas and New Year holidays, it was under guard. So too on every weekend with FFAS CEO Tavita Taumua and Field Maintenance Manager Paepae Soia Su spending their Sundays away from their families to guard the office until the night watchperson showed up for their shift.
Now, almost a year to the day tragedy struck American Samoa, Samoa and Tonga the Pago Park Soccer Stadium is now surrounded by a security fence more than 1000 feet in length.
“What a big relief for us, especially for our staff,” pointed out Iuli Alex Godinet, FFAS president. “The executive committee and I are very thankful to our staff for shouldering this burden for a whole year, especially Tavita and Paepae. My first words to them after hearing about the completion of the security fence was to go to church and spend time with their families.”
“Now I can relax with my family on Sundays,” chuckled Taumua. “This is a great relief for us. Now the only headache is making spare keys for the front gate and keeping track of them.”
This is not to say that the compound will be left without a night watchman as that area, headed by Uinifareti Aliva and assisted by Junior Mikaele continues on as before.
“Sunday is a day of going to church and having a big meal with my family and now I will be able to enjoy that after a whole year of spending Sundays guarding our office,” Paepae said. “It’s been a long time waiting but I’m glad this day has arrived.”
Vuksich & Borich supplied the fencing materials from New Zealand while Paramount Builders Inc. provided the hard labor.

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