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Warlord urges chiefs to make a stand and lead

Luke Rawalai
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

THE new Vunivalu or traditional warlord of Natewa, Ratu Ifireimi Buaserau, has called on iTaukei chiefs to take make a stand and lead their people.

Ratu Buaserau is the 15th vunivalu of Natewa from the ruling tribe of Sovatabua and has taken over the title from his late uncle, Ratu Amenatape Rabelo, who died last year.

The 51-year-old chief has called on traditional leaders in Fiji to fill vacant chiefly titles for the sake of their people.

"A tribe without a leader is like a boat without a sail because people need to be led and directed," he said.

"Since taking over the chiefly title this month, I have been working on uniting our people under one banner. We are living in difficult times when our culture and values are under attack."

Ratu Buaserau said it was up to the chiefs to ensure the future of their people was safeguarded and conserved.

"My focus during my reign is to ensure that development flows down to the grassroots people at district level."

Ratu Buaserau is a retired schoolteacher who served in various schools around the country.

The vanua of Sovatabua will later observe the i vuluvulu a year from today as a sign of reconciliation for the people of Natewa and the chiefly household.

He was installed by the traditional clan of Mai Dreketi.








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