Opinion

Focus: Ratu Epeli Reminds Staff To Be Efficient

“You’ve been here longer than I have. You know what the requirements are of this great office as we look after the legislators of our country,” Ratu Epeli said.
24 Feb 2019 14:35
Focus: Ratu Epeli Reminds Staff To Be Efficient
The Department of Legislature staff with the Speaker Ratu Epeli Nailatikau on February 22, 2019.. Photo: Parliament of Fiji

The Department of Legislature on Friday accorded a traditional welcome ceremony for the newly-appointed Speaker Ratu Epeli Nailatikau.

It was an opportune time for staff members to hear from the Speaker after his appointment.

“You’ve been here longer than I have. You know what the requirements are of this great office as we look after the legislators of our country,” Ratu Epeli said.

“They make the laws that will affect the lives of all the people in Fiji. It means that we need to do our work thoroughly, be efficient and be on time in everything that we do.”

He thanked the staff for the kind gesture, adding it was something he did not expect.

Acting Secretary-General to Parliament Viniana Namosimalua said the welcome ceremony was befitting of Ratu Epeli’s status as a high chief, as one who had reached the pinnacle of leadership in Fiji as a former President and as Speaker of Parliament for the second time.

“It is indeed a great honour for the Department to have a leader of such calibre,” Ms Namosimalua said.

Manager Civic Education and Media Vatimosi Delailovu, while presenting the ‘iSevusevu’ said the staff were all looking forward to working with the Speaker, knowing fully well the wealth of experience he has gained over the years while serving our nation.

Following the ceremony, the Speaker had a chance to meet with all staff of the Department.

 



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