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Ratu Wiliame Admitted To Office As President, Takes Formal Oath

Tui Macuata, Ratu Wil­iame Katonivere was sworn in as the Presi­dent of Fiji in an official cer­emony at the State House on Friday.
14 Nov 2021 14:54
Ratu Wiliame Admitted To Office As President, Takes Formal Oath
Head of State, President Ratu Wiliame Katonivere while taking Presidential oath before Chief Justice Kamal Kumar at State House on November 12, 2021. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Tui Macuata, Ratu Wil­iame Katonivere was sworn in as the Presi­dent of Fiji in an official cer­emony at the State House on Friday.

Ratu Wiliame has become the sixth Head of State since Fiji became a republic in 1987.

He was sworn into office by Chief Justice Kamal Kumar before invited guests who were the diplomatic heads of mis­sion and notable public figures.

Religious group representative bless the Head of State, President Ratu Wiliame Katonivere, during the Presidential inauguration at State House on November 12, 2021. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Religious group representative bless the Head of State, President Ratu Wiliame Katonivere, during the Presidential inauguration at State House on November 12, 2021. Photo: Ronald Kumar

 

Background

Ratu Wiliame was born in Suva and studied at Draiba Pri­mary School before attending Bua College.

 

President Ratu Wiliame Katonivere following the 100 person guard of honour inspection at State House on November 12, 2021. Photo: Ronald Kumar

President Ratu Wiliame Katonivere following the 100 person guard of honour inspection at State House on November 12, 2021.     Photo: Ronald Kumar

 

He served as a soldier and made two tours to the Middle East. He was commissioned to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and appointed the command­ing officer of the 7th Infantry Regiment of the Territorial Forces.

Ratu Wiliame is said to be one of Fiji’s fiercest defenders of the ocean and at the forefront of Fiji’s fight against climate change.

He passionately champions the protection of ocean ecosys­tems, promotes healthy reefs, mangroves, wetlands, marine eco-life and the safe guarding of water sources and forest.



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