www.fijilive.com - November 05, 2008
More than 100 chiefs from around Fiji are expected to converge in Nawaka village in Nadi this Friday to witness the installation of the Tui Nawaka.
Ratu Manasa Qoro who is the younger brother of the late Tui Nawaka Ratu Joeli Lesavua will be anointed by the Vanua of Nawaka as their high chief.
Speaking to FijiLive this afternoon, spokesperson Ponipate Lesavua said they are anticipating the installation of Ratu Manasa.
“This will be a grand occasion and we expect a lot of people to attend especially chiefly families from around the western division.”
Lesavua said Nawaka has not experienced any difficulties or arguements in the past in terms of the Tui Nawaka title.
“Unlike our fellow tribesmen in Nadi were the title has been disputed for more than 45 years.”
He said the people of Nawaka will always respect their chief.
The district of Nawaka consists of 12 villages altogether including Nawaka, Namulomulo, Vatutu, Evuna, Tubenasolo, Nagado, Natawa, Vunamoli, Nawaqadamu, Uto, Rararua and Dreke