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In The Line of Duty

The Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) yesterday welcomed its new Commander-in-Chief, President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konousi Konrote. The 100-men guard of honour and the traditional welcome was accorded at
21 Jan 2016 11:48
In The Line of Duty
President Jioji Konrote, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism, Faiyaz Koya, Minister for Agriculture Inia Seruiratu, Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum and Acting Police Commissioner Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho share a light moment after the presidents official and traditonal welcome at the Queen Elizabeth Barracks yesterday. Standing at the back is Minister for Health and Medical Services Jone Usamate and Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Semi Koroilavesau PHOTO JONA KONATACI.

The Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) yesterday welcomed its new Commander-in-Chief, President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konousi Konrote.

The 100-men guard of honour and the traditional welcome was accorded at the Queen Elizabeth Barracks in Nabua, Suva.

It was also attended by Government ministers led by the Prime Minister and former RFMF Commander, Voreqe Bainimarama.

He was accompanied by the Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism Faiyaz Siddiq Koya, Minister for Fisheries and Forests Osea Naiqamu, Minister for Agriculture, Rural Development and National Disaster Management Inia Seruiratu, Minister for Immigration, National Security and Defence Timoci Natuva, Minister for Health and Medical Services Jone Usamate, Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Semi Koroilavesau, Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou, parliamentarian Netani Rika and acting Commissioner of Police, Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho.

President Konrote, in his speech, reminded members of the RFMF of their constitutional role.

“We must all work together to ensure that our beloved country moves forward with prosperity and this will only depend on our individual efforts.”
The Commanding Officer (CO) Engineers, Lieutenant-Colonel Semi Mocelutu, while presenting the i-qaloqalovi gave the acting Commander’s assurance that the RFMF would support the President’s leadership.

NCDs fight
President Konrote also revealed that he will now lead the fight against non–communicable diseases (NCDs).

In his address at QEB, the President said he was worried of the eating habits of Fijians and urged all to eat healthy food.

“When you are physically fit, you will also be mentally fit,” he said.

“Keep fit and stay fit.”

Mr Usamate said he was glad to hear that the President would advocate the fight against NCDs.

He said Government, through his Ministry, was doing its best to tackle NCDs.

“Government cannot do it alone. Simply put, we all need your help,” he said.

 

Edited by Maikeli Seru
Feedback: maikab@fijisun.com.fj



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