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Ra Chiefs Urged to Be United, Look After People

Assistant Minister for iTaukei Affairs, Selai Adimaitoga in her first official event presided at the Ra Provincial Council Meeting at the Ra Provincial Council Hall, in Nanukuloa, Ra yesterday.
01 Mar 2019 10:00
Ra Chiefs Urged to Be United, Look After People
Assistant Minister for iTaukei Affairs, Selai Adimaitoga with Minister for Health and Medical Services Ifereimi Waqainabete at the opening of the Ra Provincial Council Meeting at the Ra Provincial Council Hall, in Nanukuloa, Ra yesterday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

The chiefs of the Ra province were urged to put behind their differences and work together with the Government of the day for their betterment.

They were also reminded to look after all people under their guidance because they would be the chiefs biggest asset.

Assistant Minister for iTaukei Affairs, Selai Adimaitoga in her first official event presided at the Ra Provincial Council Meeting at the Ra Provincial Council Hall, in Nanukuloa, Ra yesterday.

In her address to the council members, she said, “do assist in the fulfilment of the mission of the Ministry of iTaukei Affairs, that is, leadership and the success of the iTaukei people”.

“There should be a lot of consultation and awareness for the iTaukei people so that they can get back to their roots and how they were brought up. We should acknowledge our culture and put it our hearts.”

Assistant Minister for iTaukei Affairs, Selai Adimaitoga (wearing garland) with participants of the Ra Provincial Council Meeting at the Ra Provincial Council Hall, in Nanukuloa, Ra on February 28, 2019. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Assistant Minister for iTaukei Affairs, Selai Adimaitoga (wearing garland) with participants of the Ra Provincial Council Meeting at the Ra Provincial Council Hall, in Nanukuloa, Ra on February 28, 2019.
Photo: Waisea Nasokia

She stressed that the period from 1944 to 1967 was known as the golden era of the iTaukei people, after Sir Everard im Thurn in the year 1914, stopped the existence of the iTaukei government.

“During those days there were a lot of thoughts when it ceased but Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna reintroduced it in 1944, where the implementation of the laws governing iTaukei were introduced,” Mrs Adimaitoga said.

“From 1967 onwards, there was a different and prosperous horizon.

“Do remember also that your people in your tikina (district) are your biggest assets. If their welfare is upheld at all times they will in return be sincere and die for anything you demand from them.”

Mrs Adimaitoga reiterated that the Fijian Government continued to do its part in order not to leave any Fijian behind.

Edited by Percy Kean

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