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New chief pledges to love, serve

Serafina Silaitoga
Thursday, May 23, 2013

TUI Macuata, Ratu Wiliame Maivalili Katonivere has vowed to look after his people of Macuata and acknowledge God in all he does as the new paramount chief of the province.

Ratu Wili, as he is commonly known, was installed as Tui Macuata yesterday by Taukei Namara Ratu Peni Sogia in the settlement of tokatoka Namara on one end of Naduri Village.

His installation comes 33 days after the death of his elder brother, Ratu Aisea Katonivere who died at sea while on a fishing trip.

With tears flowing down his cheeks, Ratu Wili told those at the installation that he would not fear any harm as God was with him.

He told villagers that being chosen to the chiefly position meant serving his people and the vanua.

Ratu Wili vowed to continue the good work of his late brother.

He also vowed to love and serve the church and the vanua of Macuata.

Members of the tokatoka Namara sang hymns and shed tears as Ratu Wili made his way to the front of the hall to take his traditional seating. Ratu Wili said that the welfare of the people of Macuata was his priority as paramount chief.

At the installation, Taukei Namara Ratu Peni reminded Ratu Wili that nothing should come in the way of his chiefly duties to his people.





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