THE final prosecution witness in the case against former Fiji National Provident Fund CEO Olota Rokovunisei was relieved of some duties and provided advice to the investment division.
During cross-examination on Monday, FNPF's former acting general manager properties and administration (AGM) Mervin Low said this had to do with his background as a registered engineer.
Mr Low agreed with defence lawyer Samanunu Vaniqi that AGM properties and administration came under the investment arm.
He also agreed with Ms Vaniqi that the million dollar properties like Downtown Boulevard and Dolphin Plaza were properties of FNPF from the income the fund made.
Ms Vaniqi asked Mr Low if he could recall the FNPF restructure in 2005 and 2006 and if one of the things happening was that his department had been absorbed in investment.
Mr Low agreed, saying properties management fell under investment. He also agreed that during the reshuffle, he was relieved of member services and customer services.
Mr Low said at that particular time when the restructure took place, Natadola and Momi were coming on stream amid his appointment to the investment department to assist with the technical aspects of those projects.
He said this had something to do with his background as a registered engineer.
Mr Low agreed with Ms Vaniqi that whoever took on the responsibility of 300,000 members was taking on a lot of responsibilities.
FNPF's then deputy general manager Foana Nemani was given this new responsibility by Mr Rokovunisei, the court heard.