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Handover ceremony change

Salaseini Moceiwai
Saturday, March 29, 2014

THE Prime Minister's decision to hand over his position as commander in a church service was done for a reason, says military commander Brigadier-General Mosese Tikoitoga.

Brig-Gen Tikoitoga said they had their own plans for the handover ceremony, one that all military personnel were familiar with.

He made the revelation after a military church service at the Sukanaivalu Barracks in Labasa on Thursday night.

Speaking in the iTaukei language, Brig-Gen Tikoitoga said when they approached Rear Admiral Voreqe Bainimarama to inform him about their plan, he turned it down.

Brig-Gen Tikoitoga said he wanted the ceremony to be held in church.

He said Rear Admiral Bainimarama didn't elaborate his reasons.

The PM wanted to remind them that his service as commander was a journey with God, said Brig-Gen Tikoitoga, adding that having the ceremony in church was also an opportunity to thank God.

Brig-Gen Tikoitoga said the church ceremony was a path to show all military personnel not to forget God. He said the PM wanted them to always remember God in everything they did.

Rear Admiral Bainimarama wanted to end his journey as the military head in church because it was also a way to thank God, said Brig-Gen Tikoitoga





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