Sad day for Fiji says chief

March 13, 2012 7:32 pm

Revoking the Great Council of Chiefs is an unwise decision says the Paramount Chief of Cakaudrove and former member of the GCC Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu.

Ratu Naiqama says this is a sad day not only for i-Taukei, but for Fiji as a whole as one of its highly regarded institutions has been abrogated from its laws.

He says a Council of Chiefs had been in existence for more than a century and it even existed before Fiji was ceded to Great Britain.

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He adds it was the Council that planned and ceded Fiji.

Ratu Naiqama says the Government should reconsider its decision as the Council plays an integral role in the running of the country.

Attempts are now underway to get the governments comment.