Six members of the reconstituted Great Council of Chiefs to be appointed by the Fijian Affairs Minister will not be installed chiefs.
This has been confirmed by the GCC taskforce chairman Ratu Josateki Nawalowalo, who told Fijilive the appointments would be at the discretion of interim Fijian Affairs Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama.
“All they have to be is a chief,” he said.
Ratu Josateki said the new-look GCC would have 42 provincial council nominations, three representatives of the Council of Rotuma and six chosen by the Fijian Affairs Minister – to make up the 52-member council
He said support had been received from Macuata, Serua, Bua and Lau and the team would leave for Rotuma this morning.
Ratu Josateki said the reconstituted GCC is expected to meet for the first time in August.
Meanwhile, Bainimarama said earlier that he could only announce a date for the meeting once he had all the information from Ratu Josateki.