GCC meeting: Important for younger generation to be groomed in iTaukei protocol

Dancers from Wailevu in Macuata perform a meke during the official opening of the Great Council of Chiefs meeting on Bau Island on Wednesday, May 24, 2023. Picture: SOPHIE RALULU

President Ratu Wiliame Katonivere says it is important that the younger generation is groomed in iTaukei protocol, leadership and all mannerisms befitting a servant-leader, if we want a better Fiji.

He made the remark as he officially opened the Great Council of Chiefs meeting on Bau Island yesterday, after a lapse of 16 years.

Ratu Wiliame said a handful of Fijians had questioned the relevance of the institution and preparing the next generation was where it could make a real difference.

The President acknowledged the members of the GCC Review Committee for the work they had done over the past few weeks.

He said members of the GCC and the people of Fiji were looking forward to the results of the consultations and the recommendations that would be put through.

Ratu Wiliame said in order to build a better Fiji, it was vital that the GCC became a beacon of hope in encouraging the iTaukei people to contribute to the growth of the country.

He said as the GCC reconvened, it was tasked with promoting inclusivity and restoring the visionary leadership of the late Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna.

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