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Taukei Sawaieke Vows To Uphold Legacy Of Late Brother

The newly installed Taukei Sawaieke, Iliesa Cebaivalu Namuira, has vowed to uphold the legacy of former Taukei Sawaieke, late Ratu Tevita Momoedonu. He was traditionally installed on Saturday at the
14 Dec 2020 10:30
Taukei Sawaieke Vows To Uphold Legacy Of Late Brother
The Taukei Sawaieke Iliesa Cebaivalu Namuira after his installation in Viseisei Village, Lautoka, on December 12, 2020.Photo: Salote Qalubau

The newly installed Taukei Sawaieke, Iliesa Cebaivalu Namuira, has vowed to uphold the legacy of former Taukei Sawaieke, late Ratu Tevita Momoedonu.

He was traditionally installed on Saturday at the Viseisei Village in Lautoka and is the younger brother of Ratu Tevita.

Ratu Tevita was laid to rest on December 4 at the Burenivalu na Sautabu Vakamomo ni Vanua O Vuda in Viseisei Village.

“There are ten of us in the family, the five elders have passed on and now there’s only five of us left. There’s a system of service as it is an important and great task and we will need to maintain the standard that our elders have left behind for us to follow,” Mr Namuira said.

“This is a big task and it is not easy to be the voice of the Vanua o Vuda, but I stand ready to fulfil my duty,” he said.

“It’s a challenge but it is also about how we can work together in love and listen to members of the Yavusa on what needs to be done. We will share the various duties. It will also be delegated to members of the Yavusa who are working and are well educated in various fields such as doctors’, lawyers and accountants.”

He said various development projects would be discussed and strategic plan for next year set.

“I emphasise a lot on healthy lifestyle and now I can strengthen efforts to combat non-communicable diseases (NCD’s),” he said,

The Taukei Sawaieke has two sons and is married to Unaisi Cebaivalu.

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