Samoa’s Assistant Attorney General, Fuimaono Sefo Ainu’u is now acting for the Attorney General, Savalenoa Mareva Betham-Annandale while she is suspended until 03 September.
The Attorney General was suspend by the Prime Minister last Friday and offered an opportunity to respond by Monday 30 August.
“The Attorney General has been suspended from her post, on the basis that I have formed a preliminary view that I do not have trust or confidence in her ability to discharge the functions of that Constitutional office,“ Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mataafa said in a statement.
“Accordingly I have set out my reasons for that view in a letter informing her of her suspension, and have offered her the opportunity to respond and offer any submission or explanation by Monday 30th August 2021.
“Once a response is received, I will have regard to the material provided by the Attorney General, before making a final decision on her continued tenure of a role which lies at the heart of lawful and orderly government in Samoa, and in most democratic countries of the world,” she said.
SOURCE: TALAMUA ONLINE/PACNEWS