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Be Positive: RFMF Commander

The Commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Force (RFMF), Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto has told members of the RFMF, to be positive to fit into the new Fiji that
21 Jun 2016 11:29
Be Positive: RFMF Commander
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama (left), with Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) Commander Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto during the welcoming ceremony yesterday. Photo: Vilimoni Vaganalau

The Commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Force (RFMF), Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto has told members of the RFMF, to be positive to fit into the new Fiji that Government is building.

He said that as members of the RFMF they should be mindful of what was happening around them. He said this at the welcome ceremony accorded to him as RFMF Commander at the Queen Elizabeth’s Barracks (QEB) at Nabua yesterday,

“If you’re hearing negative stories, don’t listen to them,” he said.

He reminded them that the new Fiji they were now living in was inclusive and no one would be left behind.

The Commander posed two questions he usually asked when appointed to a new job:

–           Am I fit for the job?

–           And am I fitting into the job?

As for the Commander’s post, he said it was not his as it was for the RFMF, the Government and for the people.

He thanked Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, who was also at the welcome ceremony yesterday, for the confidence he had that led to his appointment.

The Commander said he was fitting into the job and that was why he was accorded the welcome.

Personally, he said he did not like to be accorded such a ceremony as his father, before his death, told him that in any iTaukei gathering, he should be sitting just behind the tanoa.

However, at the welcome ceremony he was sitting in front and also drank the first bowl of grog served.

“It is because I’m fit for the job and am fitting in for the job.”

 

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