Assistant Attorney General, Fuimaono Sefo Ainu’u is moving to the private sector.
“I would like to say that my decision to resign was a difficult one to make,” he said in response to questions from Radio Polynesia. The response came late last night.
Last Friday, Attorney General Su’a Hellene Wallwork confirmed that Fuimaono’s resignation doesn’t come as a surprise.
“I can confirm Mr Ainuu resigned today [his] resignation is not a surprise and I have wished him well.” Adding that he’s given his four weeks’ notice.
Fuimaono said the Attorney General has been very supportive of his decision to resign for personal reasons and which he’s thankful for. “I have four more weeks in the Office, time that will be devoted to ensuring a seamless transition.
“I leave the AG to a very capable team of lawyers who are committed to the work and whom I am very proud of,” he said.
Fuimaono who has worked at the Attorney General’s office for over 10 years, says he hopes to continue to use the skills learnt from public service to serve the community from the private sector.
“I would like to thank all Staff of the AG, esp our Civil Litigation team- whom I will miss very much- and our Corporate Staff, without them we would not be able to do the work that we do.
I acknowledge with gratitude the former Attorney Generals whom I have worked with for their contribution to moulding my career, namely Tuatagaloa Aumua Ming Leung Wai, Lemalu Hermann P. Retzlaff, Savalenoa Mareva Betham-Annandale, and our current Attorney General Sua Hellene Wallwork-Lamb.
“In addition, I would like to make special mention of my past immediate supervisors and Assistant Attorney General (Civil Division) and their mentorship, namely Ms Rebecca Wendt, Loau Donald Kerslake, and Ms Muriel T. Lui.”
Fuimaono was in charge of the Civil Litigation and Opinions Division which is tasked to provide legal advice on legislation administered by Ministries and Corporations.
Also, the Civil Division of the Attorney General’s office represents Government bodies in civil claims before the Supreme District and Appeals Court to ensure all parts of the Government act in accordance with the law.
“I wish Sua and the management of the AG’s Office all the best,” concluded Fuimaono.