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Tautua wants audit on other corporations

By Charlina Tone

Tautua wants audit on other corporations Tautua Samoa Party leader Palusalue Fa’apo II says performance audits should also be carried out on other government corporations. This follows the publication by Sunday Samoan of the leaked damning report by the Audit Office on the country’s largest utility company, Electric Power Corporation.

The Audit Report highlighted excessive business expenditure showing such corrupt practices have been going on in the Corporation for years now. “It shows that what is happening at EPC is a culture,” said Palusalue.

“I only hope that the management will follow the recommendations made by the Chief Auditor and stop this culture and bad habit of wasting taxpayers’ money once and for all.” He said EPC management at the time, failed to follow Cabinet dir

ectives and as a result taxpayers money has been misused and abused.

“This is why we have asked the Parliamentary Committee for Finance many times about contracts for Assistant Chief Executive officers for these corporations but we still have not seen any.”

He said the government needs to look at the entire management level during the time of the audit.
EPC at the time was under former General Manager, Muaausa Joseph Walter.

The then Manager of Retailing and Utilisation, Lesaisaea Reupena Matafeo and Human Resources Executive Officer, Aleni Sofara were suspended pending the audit outcome.
They are no longer working at the Corporation.

“There are others who are also involved in the corporate and management level who are still there and need to be investigated.”
He said the management and Board members were entitled to unfair benefits like free electricity.

Palusalue also attributed the rising electricity bills to the “excessive spending”.
“This is part of the reason why the cost of electricity keeps increasing, to pay for this extravagance.”

The leader hopes the government will put more scrutiny into the way Corporations operate as a result of the revelations made in this audit.
“Such audits need to be carried out on other Corporations too.”

 

 

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