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Tui Ba Title To Be Resolved Soon

A three way dispute for the chiefly title following the death of the last Tui Ba, Ratu Sairusi Nagagavoka more than five years ago will be settled next week. The
12 Apr 2016 11:12
Tui Ba Title To Be Resolved Soon
Resolved soon

A three way dispute for the chiefly title following the death of the last Tui Ba, Ratu Sairusi Nagagavoka more than five years ago will be settled next week.

The i-Taukei Land and Fisheries Commission Tribunal is expected to name the new Tui Ba when they travel to Sorokoba Village next Monday.

The Commission had earlier this year named Ratu Filimoni Nale to take over as the incumbent to be installed as Tui Ba.

This was however disputed by Ratu Sairusi’s son, Ratu Kaliova Vuki and Ratu Marika Latianara whose deceased father and namesake was also a former Tui Ba.

According to a Commission official, Ratu Kaliova and Ratu Marika objected to Ratu Filimoni’s appointment.

Ratu Filimoni is the son of Ratu Sairusi’s older brother.

As a result of the challenge the Commission Tribunal conducted an appeals hearing at Sorokoba Village on March 22.

Tribunal chairman Aminiasi Katonivualiku and Permanent Secretary for i-Taukei Affairs, Naipote Katonitabua could not be reached for comment.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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