Former CEO laments on the lack of response from Gov


Its been three weeks since, the former CEO of the Ministry of Customs and Revenue, Matafeo Avalisa Viali-Fautuali’i wrote to Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afa for a copy of the PSC investigation which level claims of misconduct against her, but there has been no response.

Matafeo told Radio Polynesia last night she’s puzzled as to why the FAST Government is withholding a report she’s entitled to given it has tarnished her professional reputation and that her efforts are to clear her name and the respective Ministry she once led over the last six years.

The claims of misconduct against Matafeo are outlined in the PSC investigation full report against the ex ACEO of the Ministry Alvin Onesemo, who was found guilty of misconduct, over the release of a container to his cousin, now Cabinet Minister Toelupe Pou Onesemo.

The PSC 30 page full investigation report was prepared by PSC Assistant CEO Maiavatele Timothy Fesili, head of Legal into Onesemo highlighted concerns over the handling of the MCR of their initial investigation into Onesemo, saying it was politically motivated.

The PSC further claims Matafeo referred this matter to the Police before the PSC could complete its investigation and it goes against standard procedure whereas PSC handles the disciplinary actions including investigations into allegations of wrongdoing.

The former CEO said she should be given the opportunity to respond to the ill-informed findings outlined in the report. 

Matafeo’s contract ended with MCR and the position had since been advertised, and she’s concerned the “serious and damaging allegations in the PSC Report ” may jeopardise her chances to be interviewed and/or to be selected as a top applicant.”

To date the Public Service Commission Chair, Lauano Vaosa Epa has yet to respond to questions for comments on the said letter.