Thursday, July 10, 2008

Kubuna holds off on chief

Kubuna holds off on chief - Friday, July 11, 2008

THE installation of the paramount chief of the Kubuna confederacy will take place once the country's political climate stabilises, the kingmaker's clan spokesman said yesterday.

Ratu Veiwili Komaitai said they were not in a hurry to install a new vunivalu. And when they do, they would ensure protocols and traditions are followed.

The title has been vacant since the death of Ratu Sir George Cakobau in 1989.

Ratu Veiwili said the clan last discussed the issue last year.

He said once the Tui Kaba clan nominates the next vunivalu, then the Bau clan would meet.

"The installation of the vunivalu would not only involve Bau but other provinces too as we have close links with these provinces," he said.

Meanwhile, there has been no move by the vanua of Serua to install their paramount chief.

Serua Provincial Council chairman Ratu Samuela Waqainaceva said the vanua has made no plans.

"There is nothing coming from the vanua on that issue, so we don't have any plans on installing our chief," he said.

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