A complaint against the Chief Executive Officer of the Samoa National Provident Fund, Pauli Prince Suhren, which led to an investigation by the Ombudsman’s Office, has been resolved.
This was confirmed in an email to the Weekend Observer by the S.N.P.F. C.E.O. yesterday, following the publication of a story titled “Ombudsman probes S.N.P.F. complaint.”
Attempts to get a comment from Pauli days before the article was printed were not successful.
Yesterday morning, he wrote:
“With reference to this article on the front page today, please note that this matter has already been amicably resolved for all parties involved and as such has been relegated to the annals of history.
“May the Lord continue to bless you and all the team at the Samoa Observer.”
The investigation was confirmed by the Assistant Ombudsman, Maualaivao Pepe Seiuli.
“An Inquiry has been made however details of what you’re seeking, that I cannot give you,” Maulaivao said. “So no (further) comment.”
The Samoa Observer understands that the allegations surround the hiring of a senior employee at the Fund.
One source confirmed that the position is in the S.N.P.F’s legal division. One of the unsuccessful applicants had apparently lodged a complaint, which had reached Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi.