Church ministers looking for ways to help resolve village disputes

In Samoa, the National Council of Churches (NCC) is looking for ways for church ministers to assist in resolving village disputes between young people and the village as a whole.

Reverend Ma’auga Motu, NCC Secretary, told Talamua that they will be meeting next week to set down a Strategic Plan to address the growing problem.

He said that the young generations are having problems of listening to their parents however, with the help of church ministers, the problem can be solved. The church ministers need to work together with the village leaders to create a peaceful and healthy environment for the younger generation to grow and thrive.

Last week the police in Samoa said 25 people who had been charged with throwing stones could face more serious charges once they appear in court this week.

The group from the village of Vaiusu was arrested and charged after a brawl involving several young people of Vaigaga and Vaiusu villages over the weekend.

The brawl started after a group from Vaigaga allegedly assaulted a Vaiusu youth on the previous Wednesday.

Samoa’s NCC has recently played a role in the recent standoff between Satapuala village and the Police.


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