The Great Council of Chiefs has been revoked.
The iTaukei Affairs (Great Council of Chiefs) Revocation Regulation was gazetted on Friday.
In 2008 – the government introduced new regulations governing the GCC, eligibility of chiefs and the sole powers of the Minister to appoint members to the Council.
That regulation has now been repealed.
iTaukei Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama has invoked his powers under Section 5 of the iTaukei Affairs Act.
It states the Minister decides the constitution of the GCC, its powers, duties and functions.
All related regulations and decrees have also been amended.
These include the iTaukei Land Trust Decree and the iTaukei Trust Fund Decree.
All references to the Great Council of Chiefs or the Bose Levu Vakaturaga have been removed and substituted with iTaukei Affairs Board.