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Adi Bua Festival Fund Drive Exceeds Expected Target

The people of Bua came together last Thursday and Friday for their two-day Adi Bua Festival at the Raralevu ground in Nabouwalu, Bua. The festival committee was targeting $150,000. As
25 Oct 2015 10:20
Adi Bua Festival  Fund Drive Exceeds  Expected Target
From left: Ratu Semi Ramatai of Buliraviravi, Ratu Kavaia Tuimuru of Bulinavakasiga, Head Methodist Pastor Bua Ratu Jese Naleba, Paramount chief Tui Bua Ramakutu Vakatalebola Nagagavoka, Tui Vuya Ratu Amenatave Rabona,Roko Tui Bua Rupeni Kunaturaga, Tui Wainunu Ratu Orisi Baleitaveya and (Sitting) Paramount Chief Spokesperson Sitiveni Waqasita.PHOTO:SILIVA CAWARU.

The people of Bua came together last Thursday and Friday for their two-day Adi Bua Festival at the Raralevu ground in Nabouwalu, Bua.

The festival committee was targeting $150,000.

As of midday last Thursday $40,000 had been raised; but by 4pm Friday the target of $150,000 was exceeded when the soli reached $169,000.

The fiesta ended last Friday with the likes of the group ‘Se ni vu ni Domoni’ entertaining the crowd.

Part of the funds raised during the festival will go towards Bua students studying at tertiary institutes in Vanua Levu and Viti Levu.

Speaking on behalf of the district’s chiefs Bua chief Ramakutu Vakatalebola Nagagavoka reminded the people of how their ancestors regretted living in darkness as they welcomed Christianity.

“Education is a beacon of light that would guide our upcoming generation away from darkness our ancestors faced,” Mr Nagagavoka said.

As the son of the late Tui Bua Ratu Sikeli Nagagavoka, he and six other district chiefs were traditionally greeted by district representatives from the Solevu and Nadi districts.

There are nine districts in Bua – Lekutu, Navakasiga, Bua, Dama, Vuya, Solevu, Nadi, Wainunu and Kubulau.

Bua senior assistant Roko Aisake Sivonaduru said the Bua Provincial Council had targeted $150,000.

“From the funds collected, $28,000 will be directed to provincial rates to facilitate all administration work for the year 2016 and the remaining funds would be used for the Bua Education Assistance Fund,” he said.

Feedback:  siliva.cawara@fijisun.com.fj

 



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