Chiefs Pose Threat

  • 27th May 2003
  • 2003
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Some members of the Great Council of Chiefs (GCC) pose a threat to its integrity, council chairman Epeli Ganilau said.

Mr Ganilau was responding to the report on the highest Fijian Institution by the Centre for Pacific Islands Studies at the University of Hawaii.

Mr Ganilau said the only threat to the GCC are the council members themselves, however, Fijian Protocol provides necessary flexibility to debate and resolve issues in an amicable way.

He stated that certain members may be a threat to the integrity of GCC but as a system, it is very focused with its job.

GCC has matured over time and now it collectively addresses the cultural and social issues facing the indigenous Fijians.

Furthermore, Indo-Fijians are now able to make representations to the GCC on issues affecting their community.