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Village welcomes illustrious son

Ana Madigibuli
Sunday, June 22, 2014

VILLAGERS of Naloto in Verata welcomed one of their sons back home,the President of Nauru, Baron Divavesi Waqa.

With paternal links to the village President Waqa was welcomed by close family members, relatives and friends during his visit through a traditional welcoming ceremony.

Relative Taitusi Waqairamasi said it was a special occasion for the village to be visited by one of its sons who now held the highest position in Nauru.

Mr Waqairamasi said it was wonderful to have the President, the First Lady and his grandchildren visit and share fond memories with close family and relatives.

"Mr Waqa comes from the chiefly household here and they have strong links to everyone in the village," Mr Waqairamasi said.

"His father Ratu Isireli Vananalagi died in Nauru and we are grateful that Mr Waqa still brings his family to visit."

He said the relationship and bond between the people of Naloto and the president was strong.

Bearing gifts for the villagers, Mr Waqa was accompanied by close family members, friends and delegates during his short visit before returning to Nauru.

He said it was great to see that the villagers, in particular close relatives, kept him and his family close to their heart."I always enjoy my visit to the village and I hope my family will also enjoy it in the future," Mr Waqa said.








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