20 Aug 2007

Samoa's former health boss seeks compensation

11:10 am on 20 August 2007

The former chief executive officer of the Ministry of Health in Samoa, Lolofie Dr Eti Enosa, has asked the government for compensation.

But he denies speculation that he is considering suing the government.

The move for compensation comes after an investigation by the Ombudsman, Maiava Iulai Toma, into a complaint filed by the former CEO.

In the report, the ombudsman said the suspension of Dr Enosa was wrong.

But the former health boss has told the Sunday Samoan newspaper that he has not filed a lawsuit against the government.

Dr Enosa was in the center of allegations of serious wrongdoing and misappropriation of aid funds in a report produced by the government's Ministry of Finance investigation unit

The police investigations into the allege abuse and misappropriation of funds by the former CEO did not find any evidence to prove it