Fiji Time: 4:18 PM on Sunday 2 August

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Call for changes

Ana Madigibuli
Thursday, August 28, 2014

A MAJOR change that is to take place in the Methodist Church constitution is the term and appointments of the Methodist Church president, vice-president and general secretary.

Out of the number of changes suggested by the church divisions during the constitutional review, the terms and appointments of church leaders was the main issue raised.

Methodist Church in Fiji legal adviser Simione Valenitabua said the constitutional review was an ongoing process for the church which began two years ago.

He said two years ago a draft church constitution was formulated which was presented to the conference last year.

"There a number of changes and one of the main changes in the constitution is the term of the president of the church, the vice-president and the general secretary and their appointments," Mr Valenitabua said.

"The inclusion of the investment arm of the church which is the Methodist Church in Fiji's Holding Trust is something we are also reviewing in the constitution. There will be further suggestions from the various divisions when they come for the second reading next year and the changes are an ongoing thing and it does not end here."

He said this year the constitution had been presented for the first reading.

"The draft is taken to the various church divisions for their alterations and it will be presented next year for further debate and then it's passed as a final constitution.

"Various church divisions have come up with their suggestions and the conference has appointed a constitutional review committee that will be going through all the suggestions."





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61530.5963
JPY 59.284856.2848
GBP 0.30290.2949
EUR 0.43260.4206
NZD 0.72270.6897
AUD 0.65180.6268
USD 0.47520.4582

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 31st July 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Commander resigns
  2. Chaudhry at helm
  3. School bullies
  4. LMS sets Deans title defence plot
  5. Ryan eyes veteran Bobo to join sevens team
  6. Draunidalo remains NFP president
  7. Party queries protection of landowners' resources
  8. Call to remain active
  9. Seaweed farming grows
  10. Minister lauds award recipients

Top Stories this Week

  1. Deaths haunt 15-year-old Monday (27 Jul)
  2. Dad dies, kids worry Tuesday (28 Jul)
  3. Distraught mum recalls promise Tuesday (28 Jul)
  4. Flying Fijians spoil Samoan celebrations Monday (27 Jul)
  5. Sex trafficking source Thursday (30 Jul)
  6. Truck sinks into town road Monday (27 Jul)
  7. Teary farewell for trio Friday (31 Jul)
  8. Final goodbye Wednesday (29 Jul)
  9. Unrealistic airfares Monday (27 Jul)
  10. No say over lease Friday (31 Jul)