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Tui Macuata Accepts Traditional Presentation

Macuata chief Turaga Na Tui Macuata Ratu Wiliame Katonivere, after being traditionally approached at his office in Labasa yesterday, told the delegation that the missing plane would be found. The
01 Mar 2018 10:47
Tui Macuata Accepts Traditional Presentation
Macuata chief Turaga Na Tui Macuata Ratu Wiliame Katonivere

Macuata chief Turaga Na Tui Macuata Ratu Wiliame Katonivere, after being traditionally approached at his office in Labasa yesterday, told the delegation that the missing plane would be found.

The Provincial Administrator (PA) Macuata Semi Kuru and the Roko Tui Macuata Vilai Talemale were assigned by the Commissioner Northern Jovesa Vocea to make a traditional presentation to the Tui Macuata yesterday.

Mr Kuru said that soon after the presentation the Tui Macuata told them that “you’re going to find the missing plane today”.

“We were making the traditional presentation at about 10am,” he said.

He said when they reached Waiqele Airport at about 11am they were informed that a search helicopter had sighted the missing plane.

Speaking to the Fiji Sun the Turaga Na Tui Macuata said the two victims would be remembered in the province of Macuata.

“It’s really sad that this has happened and the two victims are now with Almighty God. However, this must not deter  future, aspiring women to become pilots.”

He also said the nation was lucky to have a pilot school in Nadi and the incident that had happened in Macuata should not deter aspiring pilots from applying for a place at the school.

The Tui Macuata had also sent a condolence message on behalf of his of his people to the families affected.

“We will always remember you in our prayers during this time,’’ the message said.”

Ratu Wiliame said he was ‘’waiting for the traditional  presentation’’ that took place yesterday and “was glad it had happened’’.

Edited by George Kulamaiwasa

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