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Colonel Kalouniwai Pays Tribute to Fallen Officer

Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) chief-of-staff Colonel Ratu Jone Ka­louniwai described the late Staff Ser­geant Ratu Ponipate Qoro as a hard worker. Staff Sergeant Qoro was with the RFMF
22 Dec 2017 10:02
Colonel Kalouniwai Pays Tribute to Fallen Officer
Funeral service for the late Staff Sergeant Ratu Ponipate Qoro was held at Viseisei , Vuda last Thursday. Photo: RFMF MEDIA CELL

Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) chief-of-staff Colonel Ratu Jone Ka­louniwai described the late Staff Ser­geant Ratu Ponipate Qoro as a hard worker.

Staff Sergeant Qoro was with the RFMF En­gineers. He died after a head-on collision in Nasinu, opposite the Fiji National University Nasinu Campus earlier this month.

“He died on the spot,” Colonel Kalouniwai said.

The RFMF he said, had lost a loyal and a dedicated worker. RFMF Engineers opera­tions officer Major Sanaila Vatukalulu said Staff Sergeant Qoro had just returned from the Golan Heights and was still on leave.

According to a Police report a vehicle head­ing towards Suva and driven by a 37-year-old man who was alleged to have fallen asleep veered onto the opposite lane and hit the ve­hicle driven by the 54-year-old.

Major Vatukalulu said Staff Sergeant Qoro was faithful and hardworking.

“We will miss him dearly,” he said.

The funeral he said was at Veiseisei, Vuda on Thursday last week and the Commander Rear Admiral Viliame and senior officers were there at the last farewell.

Staff Sergeant Qoro was a member of the All Nations Christian Fellowship (ANCF).

ANCF Superintendent General Epeli Rata­bacaca said he was a dedicated soldier who had paved the way to success by showing ex­emplary leadership for many church mem­bers.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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