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Publish Date: 
8 Nov 2018

PUBLIC NOTICE

CLOSURE OF REGISTER

The Unitholders of the Unit Trust of Samoa and public are advised that the Unit Trading will be closed for half day on Friday 9th of November from 12pm onwards.  We will be open from 9am but close at 12pm, Trading will recommence at 9am on  Monday  12th  of November 2018 we apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Sincerely,

UTOS Management

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FA’ASILASILAGA FA’ALAUA’ITELE

TAPUNIA O LE RESITALA

I le ava ma le fa’aaloalo e faailoa atu i le mamalu o le Aufai-iunite a le Faaputugatupe Teufaafaigaluega o Mavaega Tausi a Samoa (UTOS), faapea ma le lautele o le atunuu o le a tapunia le fetauaiga o Iunite I le aso Faraile 9 o Novema mai le 12 I le aoauli.  E Faamalulu atu ai I le mamalu o le atunuu ona e lea tulaga le maalofia.    O le a toe amatalia le fefa’atauaiga o Iunite i le 9 ile taeao ole aso Gafua 12 Novema 2018.

Ma le fa’aaloalo tele,

 

Pule o le Mavaega Tausi

 

Publish Date: 
22 Oct 2018

Media Release

The Board and Management of the Unit Trust of Samoa are deeply sad to confirm the untimely passing of its CEO Sa’u Justina Sa’u.

To ensure the operation of UTOS functions routinely without disruption, appropriate governance and transitional arrangements have been put in place. Mr Fainuulelei James Ah Wai has been appointed as Acting CEO and he is the contact point for any enquiries relating to investments and operation of UTOS. He can be contacted on phone 26949 or email address james.ahwai@utos.ws

The public is reminded that opening hours of the UTOS office at the 3rd floor of the DBS Building remains from 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday. Access online is also available through the UTOS website www.utos.ws  and the UTOS Mobile App app.utos.ws or download it from Google store”

Sincerely,

UTOS Management

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FA’ASILASILAGA FA’ALAUA’ITELE

E faasilasila atu ma le agaga faanoanoa tele, e le Komiti o Faatonu ma le Pulega a le Faaputugatupe teu faafaigaluega o Mavaega Tausi a Samoa le tuua o le malo e le Tamaitai Pule ia Sa’u Justina Sa’u.

I le faatumauina pea o le faatinoina o galuega masani, o lea ua maea ona faataatitia fuafuaga ma taiala uma aua suiga ua tulai mai. O Fainuulelei James Ah Wai ua tofia nei ma Sui Pule Sili ma o ia o le a faafesootai mo ni faafesili e ala i teugatupe ma galuega faatino a le Pulega. O le a mafai ona faafesootai sao o ia i le Telefoni 26949 poo le imeli james.ahwai@utos.ws

E toe faailoa atu I le mamalu o le Atunuu o loo tumau pea taimi faatulagaina o auaunaga a le ofisa I lona nofoaga I le Fale tupe o atinae I le fogafale 3. E tatala i le itula e 9 i le taeao agai i le 5 ile afiafi o Aso Gafua ile Aso Faraile. Ua mafai foi ona siakina lau teugatupe e faaoga ai le matou upega tafailagi www.utos.ws faapea foi le matou auaunaga fou tau telefoni feaveai ile app.utos.ws poo le asia foi o le google store.

 

Ma le fa’aaloalo tele,

Pule o le Mavaega Tausi

 

UTOS SAVAII ROADSHOW

The Savaii Roadshow is an overdue initiative issued as a directive by the Executive Board to capture potential unitholders residing in Savaii. 118 of the total 2,101 unitholders reside in Savaii, which translates that of Samoan unit holders, only 5.6% are from the Savaii market. This has further highlighted the need to strengthen the UTOS presence in Savaii to realign with the organizational goal of

 “To provide an investment vehicle for an ordinary Samoa out in the village, a small farmer or fisherman”

We have managed to roll out to the selected villages the competitive products and services that UTOS have offered that are beneficial to unitholders. Apart from our existing products and services we now have utilized the existing technology that we already have in Samoa in ways of internet and mobile to develop our products in a form of an app to reach out to remote areas so that you can check your balance and make deposits online via mobile or any area with internet access.

Selected villages to host the planned seminars were selected on the following conditions:

  1. Location & Venue – Village Hall appropriately furnished to host the seminar team, convenient transport system/location (buses, walking distance etc) for neighboring villages to also attend.
  2. Samoa Post Office – Samoa Post Office near the village hall for convenient access by CFO for auditing and checks carried out.
  3. Population – high population numbers to attract for seminar.

The villages and selected venues were Salelologa – Jetover Hotel Conference Room , Fagamalo – Hall EFKS , Asau – Fale Komiti Tina ma Tamaitai , Sala’ilua – Fale Komiti Tina ma Tamaitai

Public awareness of the seminars regarding location and dates was advertised through different mediums.

  • Radio talkback Shows- four (4) radio shows was hosted on the following days: 30th May 2018- Talofa FM, 31st May - 2AP, 7th June- Talofa FM and 2AP same day
  • Lali ad- two (2) Lali ads was aired on the 7th and 8th of June 2018.
  • Ministry of Women Community and Social Development (MWCSD) Internal Affairs division were also involved with the notifying of village councils and Women’s Committee through formal letters on the scheduled program.

With the community notices made; the forecasted numbers of participants was targeted at 40- 50 people per session.

 

 

Overall, while the Savaii Roadshow turn-out was below expectations, this was a valuable event for key staff to experience and witness first hand, the areas that need urgent attention in order for UTOS to capitalize on the Savaii market. This has clearly highlighted the objective and need to build upon and nurture the relationship with not only customers but key partners such as the Samoa Post.

For Savaii, we are currently working in partnership with Samoa Post to submit new unitholders application forms and make deposits from its Outposts. The Customer Relations Division will endeavor to implement a new approach to capturing the Savaii market, which aligns with the Government initiative of “o mea e lelei mo Upolu, e lelei fo’i mo Savaii”.