Bid to resolve row over chiefly title

NLC chairperson Ratu Vananalagi Vesikula with a staff member leaves the from the chiefly residence of the Tui Labasa after meeting with clans in Labasa. Picture LUKE RAWALAI/FILE

CHIEFLY clans in Naseakula, Labasa were this morning reminded to resolve their differences amicably and preserve the peace between their clans.

Native Lands Commission chairperson Ratu Vananalagi Vesikula said the purpose of their meeting with chiefly clans in Naseakula Village today was to clarify on conflicting issues concerning the Tui Labasa title.

Ratu Vananalagi said the two previous rulings in 2006 and 2008 favoured the Qomate clan.

“The commission had recieved a complaint from a claimant in the Drauna clan, Ratu Maikali Drauna,” he said.

“I had also asked both parties, the Drauna and Qomate clans to try and resolve their differences because we do not want any more division long after this meeting have ended.”

Police was present in Naseakula Village as the meeting between the NLC, representatives of the Drauna and Qomate clan proceeded this morning at Nukualofa, the chiefly residence of the Tui Labasa.

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