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Let’s Follow Ratu Joji Cakobau’s Advice

Bau chief Ratu Joji Cakobau, son of the late Vunivalu, Ratu Sir George Cakobau, is the voice of calm and reason, at a time when emotions are running high with
20 Sep 2014 08:49

Bau chief Ratu Joji Cakobau, son of the late Vunivalu, Ratu Sir George Cakobau, is the voice of calm and reason, at a time when emotions are running high with election counting still continuing.

He said iTaukei needed to accept the election results and changes introduced by FijiFirst leader Voreqe Bainimarama.

The overwhelming vote for Mr Bainimarama proves that a majority of people like his inclusive leadership style and his development programme.

The  iTaukei and other races  should listen to Ratu Joji.

When he embraced FijiFirst, he was endorsing its non-discriminatory policies.

He believes that racism has no place in Fiji and has called on all iTaukei not to be scared of change.

Such advice is timely. The election has shown that there is still a significant number of iTaukei holding on to old practices and values that are outdated and counterproductive to modern development.

The abolition of the Great Council of Chiefs was justified because it was being politicised. It was exploited by some politicians to achieve their political objectives.

Many chiefs perform well in their  own traditional areas of jurisdiction.

It has been suggested at various times in our history that chiefs should not be involved in politics, but focus on serving their people in their locality.

Ratu Joji represents a new group of chiefs who  believe that a culture can keep its vibrancy and survive if they keep abreast with the modern trend.

A culture that closes its doors to change is in danger of becoming irrelevant.

All iTaukei must seriously consider Ratu Joji’s message for the sake of their children’s future.

Feedback:  nemani.delaibatiki@fijisun.com.fj

 




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