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Wailevu District Pledged Support To Govt’s Vision

Wailevu District in Cakaudrove have pledged their support to Government’s vision in basing iTaukei traditional leaders on Christian principles for successful leadership. In an interview during a training for traditional
09 Nov 2016 11:00
Wailevu District Pledged Support To Govt’s Vision
Traditional Leaders of the Wailevu District in Cakaudrove at the training yesterday. INSET:Tui Wailevu Ratu Josefa Maivalili. Photo: JOSAIA RALAGO

Wailevu District in Cakaudrove have pledged their support to Government’s vision in basing iTaukei traditional leaders on Christian principles for successful leadership.

In an interview during a training for traditional leaders at Valeni Village in Cakaudrove yesterday, Tui Wailevu Ratu Josefa Maivalili said this was a solution to societal problems in iTaukei communities.

“The Ministry of iTaukei Affairs is now taking us back to the Bible and I applaud them for identifying what I believe is a solution to all the issues that continue to affect our villages today,” Ratu Josefa said.

While addressing close to 200 participants, the ministry’s senior training officer Ro Aca Mataitini urged the leaders to live an exemplary life.

“If we fail to do this then it will attract chaos to our communities,” Ro Aca said.

Ro Aca said the ministry was focused on reducing poverty and other societal problems in iTaukei villages and one of the ways to achieve that was to educate its traditional leaders.

“Please do not be offended when I say that most of the leaders we have now are greedy, all they think of are themselves without considering the other members.

“This is one of the many characters that are becoming of a leader or a chief; we are supposed to be looking out for our people and then us. We work together.”

Ro Aca while quoting verses from the Bible throughout the training told the leaders they should base themselves on the Bible.

He said if leaders were to align themselves with God than members of the community would soon follow.

Marama ni Yavusa Duarewa Adi Laisa Vosamana of Laucala Village said; “I am grateful for this wake-up call and I believe in the vision that the ministry has for the vanua.”

 

Edited by Paula Tuvuki

Feedback:  josaia.ralago@fijisun.com.fj



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