Chiefly system may be removed – but how?

January 26, 2008 at 6:27 am 6 comments

We all have seen and heard the rumblings about the future of the Great Council of Chiefs. That it will become reformed with patsies representing the Vanua who will serve the likes of Bainimarama and Chaudhry. Who are willing to sell out the possessions of generations for a few bowls of grog.

But chiefs may not be “removed” by the current powers by simply removing them and reappointing new members. You might find the Vanua turning on those chiefs who have been deceitful, lied and aligned themselves with this illegal regime.

Thats right. The chiefly system may be under threat by a new generation of Fijians who have seen their leaders and chiefs sell out to the highest bidder (Chaudhry + Bainimarama + Taxpayer money). They see their chiefs complicit with the enemy telling them whatever they want to hear so a few bucks get transferred into their bank accounts. They see their land and the accumulations of their forefathers being whittled away for convenience and money.

Case in point: Ratu Jo Nawalowalo.

You might find that secretly his people loathe him but they are too blind to see they are taking them for a ride. All these promises. All these blanks he is firing. When this is all over, his own people will see what a monster he has enabled.

He’s not the only one. You know who the rest are. The council and media articles are stacked with them.

You be the judge.


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  • 1. Linus  |  January 26, 2008 at 9:09 am

    I heard from my family on Kadavu that they were expecting to vote $2 Joe out at last years Provincial meet around October / Noverber; does anyone know what changed that??

  • 2. Woilei  |  January 26, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    Money honey thats what changed them …. unfortunately for the Fijian money is too much of a god these days …. and as the Koreans an Chinese and Indians have found out, the average Fijian can be bought ! Sad but true.

  • 3. Vakatakilai  |  January 27, 2008 at 3:19 am

    Yes, as woilei has indicated above, Money has become a major factor in decisions taken by all. We have seen that when our leaders are bought, the sad thing is we Fijians are not bold enough to speak out and question the decisions they make that affect us all. Most times we allow them to go scot-free and be responsible for lost resources and allow them not be to be accountable.

    We have allowed our chiefs to make decisions on the lands we own together as mataqalis. That chief in the papers recently collected money from those people and allowed them to use the land the Methodist church claim they own. This type of decision making we have allowed our chiefs to make on their own without questioning them. If that land had really belonged to that mataqali, I doubt they would have discussed the decision in their mataqali meetings. The money collected I also doubt was taken back to the mataqali. Most probably, he used it for his personal use.

    We should change our attitude of blindly being loyal to our chiefs/leaders but make them accountable. Only then will our way forward will be clear and our leaders will not be bold to misuse our common resources but will make sure that they serve their subjects fairly.

    Jesus, the carpenter’s son never allowed the Jewish leaders to abuse their positions, he questioned them and kept them on their toes. No wonder they hated him. However, he made many more friends than enemies. As Christians we should not allow corruption among our communities. Speak up, respect your leaders but not to the point that they abuse you.

  • 4. natewaprince  |  January 27, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    The $2 man is a disgrace.He’d sell his mother if he got a decent offer.

  • 5. kaiwai  |  January 28, 2008 at 4:00 am

    Shame on him..

  • 6. Dauvavana  |  January 28, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    Vacava o Tui Macuata???

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