Leala calls on PSC to support public servants


The Human Rights Protection Party has reminded the Public Service Commission of their mandate to support the public servants in the performance of their duties.

Party Secretary Lealailepule Rimoni Aiafi expressed concerns over claims the PSC seized the computer hard drive from the Director General Leausa Dr Take Naseri’s computer at his office when he was overseas on medical leave. 

“Leave our Public Servants alone to do the work they are qualified to perform,” Lealailepule urged.

The MP also cited recent media coverage on concerns raised by the former Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Customs and Revenue Matafeo Avalisa Viali-Fautualii’s attempt to get documents from the Prime Minister and the Public Service Commission, to help her clear her name.

Leala reiterated the need for the Public Service Commission supporting to public servants in the performance of their duties.

Adding that Matefo’s rights have been trampled on and the PSC has not taken notice. “It’s shameful, in how government can expect cooperation from public servants if they are secretive with their dealings with them. Witch hunts do not bode well for stable governments,” said the Party Secretary.

Last month, 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 levelling claims of misconduct against her, but there has been no response.

Matafeo told Radio Polynesia 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.