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Party Pays Tribute to Late Ro Dona

SODELPA confirmed the death of one of their former vice presidents and a traditional leader, Ro Dona Takaleiyale.
23 Jul 2020 09:59
Party Pays Tribute to Late Ro Dona
The late Ro Dona Takaleiyale.

In a press release, the Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) confirmed the death of one of their former vice presidents and a traditional leader, Ro Dona Takaleiyale.

Party leader and leader of Opposition Sitiveni Rabuka said: “Ro Dona was pivotal in the Party in his role helping SODELPA prepare for the 2014 National Elections.

“Ro Dona’s role was even more crucial given his own traditional obligations to my predecessor, Na Gone Marama Bale na Roko Tui Dreketi, Ro Teimumu Kepa.

“Not one to be easily swayed, Ro Dona was clear with his vision about the role of the vanua in the Fijian political spectrum and he would often share his views on this, as well as share his thoughts and beliefs for a multiracial Fiji.

“A former prison officer and someone who worked in the tourism industry extensively, he was a well-rounded community man.

“In his role in SODELPA, he was very instrumental in the various awareness and campaign programmes by the party particularly in areas of the vanua as he was well connected which enabled the party to visit different villages and communities.

“Of course, it all began during the Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) days under the late former Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase when the Marama Bale joined SDL to run for office in 2001.

“SODELPA is totally indebted to the family of Ro Dona Takaleiyale and the vanua o Burebasaga.

“We extend to you our sincere gratitude for sharing your husband, father and a proud son of Rewa to engage with the party and be instrumental in the spreading of the message of goodwill and unity.”

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