Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 2:32 PM on Sunday 31 August

/ Front page / News

Need for collective discussion

Nasik Swami
Friday, May 30, 2014

SODELPA says the chiefs in the country need to have collective discussions on issues affecting their provinces.

Party leader Roko Tui Dreketi Ro Teimumu Kepa said following her visits to various provinces around the country, she noticed that the absence of the Great Council of Chiefs was felt hard.

"We went to see the chiefs to seek authorisation from them for their own people to be able to campaign in their vanua," Ro Teimumu said.

She said the chiefs needed forums to table the issues they faced.

"The Great Council of Chiefs used to have meetings until it was abolished and since 2007, there has been no chance for these chiefs to be able to meet where they have common interest. And these common interests are economic, social, education and spiritual."

Ro Teimumu said the opportunity to be part of forums collectively had been denied to them.


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. No names
  2. No free plane rides
  3. One down
  4. Overjoyed king forgets crown
  5. Shaista scoops title
  6. UN receives assurances on troop's wellbeing
  7. Crisis centre for soldiers' families
  8. Designers showcase resort wear
  9. League members told to strengthen spirituality
  10. 12,000 postal ballots

Top Stories this Week

  1. Shocking discovery Tuesday (26 Aug)
  2. Numbers list stays Monday (25 Aug)
  3. Van Gaal unhappy Wednesday (27 Aug)
  4. Unacceptable Tuesday (26 Aug)
  5. Woman of faith Monday (25 Aug)
  6. Commander confirms captured soldiers 'safe' Friday (29 Aug)
  7. Police act Wednesday (27 Aug)
  8. Man wants death probe Monday (25 Aug)
  9. Unhappy Fijians Tuesday (26 Aug)
  10. Show of support Thursday (28 Aug)