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Namosi Day Opens Today

Namosi Day Opens Today
Ex-Serviceman President from Namosi Ratu Josefa Mataitini (right) pins-up poppy flowers to members of the Namosi Provincial Council as they will be celebrating Remembrance Day with a march in Navua together with the Namosi Day celebration on Saturday 11, November, 2017 Photo: Ronald Kumar.
November 09
11:00 2017

Five districts organise Namosi Day every year

 

The Namosi Day will b e opened today by Namosi  chief Turaga Na Tui Namosi, Ratu Suliano Matanitobua.

Chairman of the Namosi Provincial Council meeting, Ratu Romano Matanitobua said Ratu Suliano would be accorded a full traditional ceremony only reserved for the Tui Namosi title holder.

He will be accorded a unique traditional ceremony reserved for the Tui Namosi title holder, he said.

“Today’s traditional ceremony would be witnessed by the youths of the province for the first time.

“They have never witnessed this unique ceremony.”

Ratu Romano said the same traditional ceremony was performed at the farewell for the former President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau and the Tui Namosi had given his permission for its performance.

The Namosi Day he said was organised by the five districts – Namosi, Veivatuloa, Naqarawai, Wainikoroiluva and Veinuqa.

When asked if there was a target set, Ratu Romano said the districts would collect their provincial levies and that would be the contribution for the Namosi Day.

He said that whatever was collected would be given to the Provincial Council Office.

In the past he said the Namosi Day was organised by the women and whatever money was collected was deposited at the Unit Trust.

This year’s Namosi Day he said would also be the last as the province was now gearing up for the Adi Namosi Festival in 2018.

The target he said would be $150,000.

Part of the money he said would be used for scholarships and the rest for the provincial council office.

On education, Ratu Romano admitted that they were slow and they would work to improve in this field and see more qualified Namosi students graduate from universities in Fiji in the years to come.

He said they would also like to see more qualified Namosi people employed at workplaces in the country.

 

Edited by Mohammed Zulfikar

 

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