THE Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma has set out the dates for its annual church conference but is still awaiting Commissioner of Police Brigadier General Ioane Naivalurua's approval.
Speaking to The Fiji Times, church assistant general secretary Reverend Tevita Nawadra said they had written a proposal to Brig-Gen Naivalurua requesting permission for a three-day conference in August beginning on the 29.
"The outcome of the approval from the commissioner will depend on the outcome of the second standing committee meeting scheduled to take place on August 27," Mr Nawadra said.
He said they were given the all-clear in the first standing committee meeting last Friday and were anticipating the same come August 27.
Mr Nawadra said he was in the process of preparing the agenda and has assured government they would abide by all conditions.
"The agenda will include outcomes of the meetings from all the 55 divisions of the church, election for the new church president, ordination of ministers and new appointments," he said.
Mr Nawadra said as they awaited the response from Brig-Gen Naivalurua, the church would continue look after the poor and meet the needs of the country.
Meanwhile, police director operations Senior Superintendent Rusiate Tuidravu said they would monitor the second standing committee meeting before they granted approval to hold the conference.