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Vacant chiefly posts need to be filled

Nanise Loanakadavu
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

WITHOUT the support of the chiefs, government projects cannot be successful.

Deputy permanent secretary for iTaukei Affairs Colonel Apakuki Kurusiga said this at the first iTaukei Affairs Board's conservation officer workshop at Holiday Inn in Suva yesterday.

He also said they realised that there was a need to fill all the vacant posts.

"It's really important for us in the iTaukei Affairs Board and the Ministry of iTaukei Affairs to have these leaders," Col. Kurusiga said

"Without the support of the leaders government projects cannot be successful."

However, he said they could not interfere in the selection process and urged each tikina not to delay the process.

One of the vacant chiefly posts is that of the Tui Nayau.

Responding to questions on the selection of chiefs to take these vacant titles, Col. Kurusiga said: "We must do it".

He also explained that those elected to these vacant titles needed to support whichever government was in power.

"Leaders and chiefs must support the government, if another government leads the people, we must be there because the government's program is about the people of Fiji and their wellbeing."

He said at the moment the role of the Roko Tui was to manage and facilitate development projects in their villages.

Col. Kurusiga said the chief accounting officer and administrator for each province needed to look after the welfare and the good governance of the iTaukei.





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