AG contract extended pending PSC hiring process


The Samoa Cabinet has extended the contract for Attorney General, Su’a Hellen Wallwork pending the outcome of the Public Service Commission process in hiring of an Attorney General.

This was announced by Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afa with the Government owned newspaper, Savali.

Su’a took over the position last year September upon appointment by Cabinet, on interim basis, after the termination of services for the former AG, Savalenoa Mareva Betham-Annandale.

Its unclear whether Su’a has applied for the position as emails for comments were not answered.

The daughter of Seiuli Paul Wallwork and Su’a Julia; from the villages of Gagaoifolevao Lefaga and Vailele.

Since taking over the position, Su’a uncovered the discrepancies in the three controversial bills which was approved by Parliament last year. An investigation led by Su’a uncovered there are different versions of the Acts, compared to the Acts endorsed by the Head of State.

This led to the appointment of a Parliamentary Inquiry Committee to look into this matter.

Su’a was recently-elected President of the Samoa Law Society stepped down from the position temporarily to take on the Attorney General position.