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PM commends Turaga ni Koro

June 3, 2021 3:32 am
Prime Minister and i-Taukei Affairs Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama. [Source: Fijian Government]

The i-Taukei Affairs Ministry has commended the swift response from the 1172 village Turaga ni Koros in the fight against COVID-19.

Prime Minister and i-Taukei Affairs Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama says the Turaga ni Koros closely co-ordinate the lockdown at the ground level ensuring that their respective villages are virus-free.

Bainimarama says Turaga ni Koro in various i-Taukei villages around the country are working closely with Provincial Administrators and District Officers to ensure that their respective villages are safe.

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“The Roko Tuis, the Mata ni Tikinas and the Turaga-ni-Koro are our foot soldiers in this area, without their support I want to say that enforcing COVID safe protocols in the villages would be quite a challenge. They are also our link to the traditional leaders.”

Bainimarama says the lockdown initiated by the i-Taukei Affairs Ministry is closely monitored by villagers through their traditional systems and protocols.

“Their swift response has proven the efficiency and the effectiveness of the i-Taukei administrative system in normal times and of course during any crisis.”

The village Turaga ni Koro’s are coordinating the lockdown of villages, restriction of movements, co-ordination of ration packs, COVID-19 Health officials visits and ensures that villages are safe from the killer virus.

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