Thursday, April 30, 2009

Chiefs told of vacant posts

Chiefs told of vacant posts - Thursday, April 30, 2009
THE chiefs and traditional leaders of Naitasiri were told not to be complacent and try to install the vacant traditional positions in the province by 2010.
New Naitasiri Roko (provincial administrator) Peni Sokia said this was an important subject being raised in the December meeting of the Bose Levu Vakaturaga.
He said there are only 57 traditional posts filled out of the 124 in Naitasiri.
Mr Sokia said that it was important for all the clan head positions to be filled as soon as possible.
He said chiefs at that BLV meeting were concerned with the number of traditional feuds that ended up in the courts.
Speaking in Fijian, Mr Sokia said it was important to note that a deterrent to big developments in provinces and districts was the number of traditional posts being left vacant for too long.
He said this is what the Fijian Affairs Board and the Native Land Commission would try and work on achieving this goal with the co-operation of the Fijian people.
Naitasiri paramount chief Ratu Inoke Takiveikata told the Naitasiri Provincial Council that he would soon summon a bose vanua for the province to work out a programme to ensure that all vacant traditional posts were filled.
He said he would work with the Naitasiri Provincial Office, the NLC and the chiefs in the province to ensure that all vacant traditional positions in Naitasiri were filled towards the end of the year.

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