27 Aug 2009

Samoa PM calls for end to road sign vandalism

1:22 pm on 27 August 2009

Samoa's Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele is appealing to the public to protect the road signs being erected as part of the public awareness campaign to ensure public safety when the country begins driving on the left hand side of the road on September 7th.

The Talamua online news service reports that several steel posts with signs detailing the changes have been uprooted in Vaitele, Suisega and Alafua.

Similar incidents have been reported in outlying villages.

The Prime Minister says he believes it's the work of a minority and also blames the protest group, People Against Switching Sides, or PASS, for the damage.

He says the signs are for the safety of the public and it's everyone's responsibility to ensure they are not vandalised.