Former Secretary General gets money from church

By Ilia L. Likou ,

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REINSTATED AND INNOCENT: Reverend Dr. Afereti Uili.

REINSTATED AND INNOCENT: Reverend Dr. Afereti Uili. (Photo: Samoa Observer / File)

The former Secretary General of the C.C.C.S., Reverend Dr. Afereti Uili, has been reinstated as a pastor with a monetary gift of $150,000.

The decision was made during at the Church’s annual meeting yesterday.

Rev. Afereti Uili was stripped of all his roles in the church over an allegation of a sexual nature made by a woman.

The Supreme Court’s decision to give consent by judgment as a result of mediation between the two parties ended the longstanding fight by Rev. Afereti to clear his name. 

In January this year, the Elders Committee of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (C.C.C.S) reinstated Reverend Dr. Afereti Uili as a Pastor of the church.

Speaking to the Samoa Observer at the time, Rev. Afereti acknowledged the decision by the Elders Committee.

 “Firstly, I want to thank the church for their decision,” he said. 

“What’s very important to me is the fact that they reviewed their decision and made it right.”

 “The most important thing is that they have reinstated my position as a Reverend. I’m very happy with that,” he said. 

With the allegation resolved and the reinstatement by the Elders Committee he was asked if he was considering suing the church for his sacking.

He said: “To be honest I’ve never thought of that."

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