The Faatuatua ile Atua Samoa ua Tasi thanksgiving ceremony drew close to 3,000 people at the Congregational Christian Church Samoa (C.C.C.S.) Hall at Sogi Thursday night.

Held as a corporate table function, the ceremony was led by Reverend Elder Atapana Uilelea of the Lotofaga CCCS.

Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afa and leader of the FAST acknowledged the support by the public locally and overseas.

She said it has been challenging from the beginning but perseverance pays off as they are now leading the Government given the strong support from their constituencies.

The Prime Minister said they are grateful and thanks must be return to God for his guidance and pointed out that Samoa’s is a nation found of God and his grace has saved Samoa from the global pandemic that taken lives of millions of people around the world.

The Prime Minister also acknowledge the strong support of their families and constituencies.

During its first 100 days the FAST administration, released $5 million tala of stimulus package for the tourism sector which has been severely affected by the impacts of COVID-19 following on from the Measles epidemic.

The FAST also kept their promise of reducing fees across government services by 20 percent which includes, lower electricity, water, medication, registration of vehicles, lower fees for renewal of business licenses, among others.

As well as the increase of pension for the elderly population to $200.

Also for the first time the Government has issued stipend for people with disabilities.

The FAST party earlier this month moved to repeal the taxation of church ministers of the main issues that shifted the support of the public to support Fiame and her colleagues.

At the thanksgiving event, Supporters and family members of the FAST party were in attendance along with former Head of State, high highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi, the business community and government officials.