Thursday, April 30, 2009

Listen to authority, chief tells subjects

Listen to authority, chief tells subjects - Reports by MARGARET WISEThursday, April 30, 2009

NADROGA'S paramount chief, the Ka Levu Ratu Sakiusa Makutu, has urged his people to be obedient and to listen to those in authority.
Echoing the sentiments of Methodist Church pastor Seremaia Bose, the paramount chief told his people they must prepare themselves for the changing economic climate.
He said the military was in power and asked his people to "varorogo" (listen).
Accompanied by his wife, Ratu Sakiusa arrived at the provincial council meeting in a wheelchair. He told council members he was recovering from a second amputation and had just recently been discharged from hospital.
"I had the first amputation six years ago. I thank God that I am alive and I am very fortunate that I able to be here today to chair this meeting," he said.
Mr Bose said people must remember their roles to the vanua, their families and their community and not be misled by detractors.
"Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and give to God what belongs to God," he said.
"Some people think that being a Christian is about worshipping in Church and there are people who are against soli to the vanua.
"Your deeds and teaching to your family, to your community and those around you is more important. Jesus did not oppose taxes so do not be misled.
"People are being laid off work, you have hundreds who will retire, and then you have those who have had a pay cut from reduced hours. This is where you need to play your role and be prepared to help those around you."

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