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Police commissioner: Fiji posting a calling from God

Luke Rawalai
Friday, August 15, 2014

POLICE Commissioner Ben Groenewald has labelled his posting to Fiji as a blessing and a humbling experience.

Speaking during a traditional iTaukei ceremony accorded to the South African national during his first tour to the North, Mr Groenewald said his posting had been a calling from God.

An emotional Mr Groenewald thanked the police family for accepting his family to the Fiji Police Force.

"My posting to the Fiji Police Force is God's calling and a blessing to me and my family," he said.

"It has been an honour to lead the Fiji Police Force and to serve the different communities around the country.

"We have come to treasure the Fijian culture and feel at home with the reception that we have received from the people so far."

Mr Groenewald labelled the iTaukei culture as a humbling one.

"I look forward to working with police personnel around the country and pledge to do my uttermost to serve your interests."

He took time to meet police officers at the Labasa Police Station during his first official tour to the North making light comments about cheering for the North rugby team in the Sukuna Bowl play-offs.

Police Constable Esava Ravula said he was honoured to meet Mr Grenewald in person.

"He is a very approachable and a down-to-earth person," he said.








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