19 Feb 2014

Samoa seeks a Commissioner for new Prisons and Correction services

8:30 am on 19 February 2014

Samoa's newly established prisons and correction services is now seeking a Commissioner to head the new service.

The Public Service Commission is calling for applications, and the position's salary and benefits as well as other requirements will be no different from the government's chief executive contractual positions.

The announcement comes as the government awaits the commission of inquiry report into allegations of abuse and misuse of power by the suspended police commissioner, Seaga Uili Lafaele, who was also the head of the Tafaigata prison.

The report should be handed to the cabinet by the end of this month.

The establishing of the new prisons and correction services will separate the management and the running of prisons from the Ministry of Police.