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Raratabu Awarded For Dedicated Service

It was an emotional one for some of the staff at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs during their Awards Night last Saturday. This was especially for those who will retire
21 Dec 2015 10:12
Raratabu Awarded For Dedicated Service
Receiptent for Lifetime Achievement Awards for this years retiress,Anna Raratabu(right)with Minister Kubuabola during the awards night.

It was an emotional one for some of the staff at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs during their Awards Night last Saturday.

This was especially for those who will retire from the Ministry this year.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs awards night was a night to acknowledge the support of families.

Acting Permanent Secretary,Esala Nayasi during his address: “We were able to achieve our target through the sacrifices and support made by our families and also you hardworking staff.

“The Ministry has achieved so much this year and I am sure most of us had sleepless tireless nights trying our best to do the best we can do for our country,”he said.

Mr Nayasi said this year’s awards night was a unique one as respective Heads of Mission were also present at the awards night.

For those staff who are retiring this year, one thing was certain for them and that they will always cherish the memories and lesson learnt during their days in the Ministry.¬¬

Among this lot was Anna Raratabu, who was one of the eight recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award for this year’s retirees.

Ms Raratabu, who was the Executive Assistant to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, served as an aide and played an integral role in ensuring the momentum of the Minister’s day to day commitments.

She described her service for the past six years in the Ministry as ‘life changing’

“I have been employed in the public service for the past 36 years but when I joined this Ministry, I learned things which I usually don’t mind such as how I use the table while I’m eating, having to interact with people both on regional and international level.

“It was a different type of training since I was able to see and do things differently,” Ms Raratabu said. Edited by Filipe Naigulevu



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