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Corporate Plan Set

The Department of Legislature produced its first Annual Corporate Plan yesterday. Speaker to Parliament Dr Jiko Luveni said the department launched its critical initiatives that will now become an integral
03 Apr 2015 10:08
Corporate Plan Set

The Department of Legislature produced its first Annual Corporate Plan yesterday.

Speaker to Parliament Dr Jiko Luveni said the department launched its critical initiatives that will now become an integral part of its commitments.

“Our theme for today is ‘Navigating Parliament to the New Dawn’, with that I look back with much joy and pride that the Fijian Parliament has indeed progressed,” Dr Luveni said.

The Annual Corporate Plan sets the direction for 2015.

Dr Luveni launched the department logo, which sets out the role of members of Parliament, the corporate uniform, Parliament website and social media platforms and a discovery centre.

Opposition Leader Ro Teimumu Kepa was also part of the event.

Meanwhile, veteran Parliament staff Penijamini Valebuli was acknowledged for safeguarding the Parliament Mace during the political upheaval in 2000.

Mr Valebuli was awarded the bravery medal by the then President of Fiji, Ratu Josefa Iloilo.

“The mace is very important because without it, there cannot be any Parliament sitting because it represents the authority of the Speaker of the House,” Mr Valebuli said.

“In the year 2000, the Counter Revolutionary Warfare Unit (CRW) took hold of the mace straight after they entered Parliament and they kept it, but I was able to take it from them without their own knowledge and kept it and I am so proud that I was able to do it.

The mace was Ratu Seru Cakobau’s symbol of authority during the short-lived term of his government. It was handed to Queen Victoria’s representative in Fiji when it was ceded to Great Britain in 1874.

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