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Villagers apologise

Nasik Swami
Friday, November 16, 2012

THE district of Buretu in Tailevu has reaffirmed its allegiance to Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama and his government.

The assurance came on Wednesday at the opening of the Buretu Women's Centre when villagers presented the matanigasau, a traditional apology, to Commodore Bainimarama.

In his presentation on behalf of the village, Niumaia Bekanimoli commended government for the reforms being implemented and the changes taking place around the country.

"We respect your leadership as Prime Minister of Fiji," he said.

"We also acknowledge and commend the work that you are currently undertaking for the people.

"We also commend the work by other members of government.

"There were some of us who were double- minded.

"Some of us lacked judgment because of our own ignorance and lack of knowledge and understanding."

Mr Bekanimoli presented the matanigasau to seek forgiveness for any wrong-doing and ignorance.

"We seek your blessings for the development of our people especially our children and our future generation," he said.

In accepting the matanigasau, Commodore Bainimarama said he was grateful to the traditional elders of Buretu for their wisdom in guiding the villagers.

He asked elders to prioritise the welfare of their children through measures that would ensure a bright and prosperous future.


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