Hard work pays off for MSAF staff
December 21, 2018 4:06 pm
Ratu Penaia Votadroka [left]
Hard work has finally paid off for Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji’s flag state surveyor Ratu Penaia Votadroka.
Votadroka has successfully completed his studies in New Zealand.
Votadroka has successfully attained a certificate in Marine Engineer Class 1 at the Manukau Institute of Technology – International Centre, New Zealand which was made possible through a bilateral aid program between the Fijian
Government and its New Zealand counterpart.
Votadroka believes sacrifice and family support is the key to his success story.
After one year of studying abroad, he has returned home to share his knowledge and experience with his work colleagues.
MSAF’s acting Chief Executive Officer Captain Philip Hill says Votadroka like most of his colleagues who had benefitted from similar educational schemes have proved that age should never be a barrier to education.
Captain Hill is hopeful they can send more staff to similar training’s which will boost service delivery not only for MSAF but for the maritime industry as a whole.
Capt. Hill thanked Mr Votadroka and his family for the sacrifices they made through the one year of separation.
Votadroka joins two of his other work colleagues’ senior flag state surveyors Samuela Bulimeitura and Semiti Tomasi who are also graduates of the program.