16 Dec 2011

Former employee takes legal action against Samoa power company

3:26 pm on 16 December 2011

A former senior officer of the Electric Power Corporation in Samoa is taking legal action against the government-owned power station after the chief auditor's investigation into allegation of misuse of funds and assets.

The former Human Resource Manager, Aleni Sofara, has told a local newspaper he is seeking legal action against his former employer challenging the legitimacy of the process during which he was suspended with the former manager of retailing and utilisation, Lesaisa'ea Matafeo Reupena.

The chief auditor's report has never been made public but the two former senior employees were made redundant after an internal investigation.

Mr Sofara says the audit was the result of allegations of misuse of funds and corruption within the corporation but the redundancy had nothing to do with misconduct.