The letter by Sione Mokofisi dated 24th March 2015 alleging corruption on my part demonstrates his lack of aptitude on what he is talking about. It also borders on accusations that are defamatory, libels and malicious that presses on contestable legal grounds.
There is no multi-million dollar computer software that has been cleared or passed by Cabinet to be purchased from the PM’s son (me). I also do not have a software system as the author alleges. I am employed by the SPC as head of the Assessment Unit of the Education Quality and Assessment Programme formerly know Secretariat of the Pacific Board for Educational Assessment. Mr Piveni Piukala is an international IT consultant specializing in software engineering and is currently on contract with Samoa Ministry of Education. There is no partnership between myself and Mr. Piukala as the author alleges.
The economic content of his letter is flawed and highly political aimed at discrediting the work of the Tongan Prime Minister who is also my father.
In your Matangi Tonga Online news website I request that you apologize and retract the said letter, as I intend to take legal proceedings.
31 March 2015
Editor’s Comment – Our letters column is for our readers to express their opinions on issues of public interest. The issue was an ongoing public discussion in various media at the time. You introduced the word “Corruption” into the discussion, and I think it is unfortunate because the word was not used.