Thursday, July 10, 2008

Provinces maintain stand on charter

Provinces maintain stand on charter - 7/10/2008

With the cut-off date for provinces to submit nominees for the GCC meeting just around the corner, three provinces maintain their stand they will not join the council.
Rewa, Kadavu and Namosi have all stated they would uphold the decision made in their Bose Vanua that no support would be given to the new GCC regulation. Rewa Provincial Council spokesperson Pita Tagicakiverata said the province would stick to the decision despite the ultimatum given by the Fijian Affairs minister that he would choose the reps for the provinces who did not submit any names.

Mr Tagicakiverata said the province would abide by the decision of their chiefs and also the people of Rewa.

“We maintain our stand that we won’t give our support to the GCC or acknowledge the new regulations it comes with,’’ he said. Kadavu Provincial Council chairman Ratu Varani Rayawa said nothing has changed for the province and the decision not to acknowledge the GCC and its regulations would stand.

Namosi high chief, Ratu Suliano Matanitobua said his province won’t support the GCC and that decision which was decided during its provincial council meeting still stood.

But Lau has confirmed that it would be submitting names for the GCC next week.

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