Prime Minister and Commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama and two other senior military officers were today merited with the Order of Fiji medals by President Ratu Josefa Iloilo.
In a ceremony at the Government House this morning, Ratu Iloilo awarded Commodore Bainimarama with the Companion of the Order of Fiji.
Bainimarama’s award is based on his “eminent achievement and merit of highest degree and service to Fiji and to humanity at large”.
Land Force Commander Colonel Pita Driti and military law man Colonel Mohammed Aziz were merited with the Officer of Order of Fiji Awards.
Driti and Aziz were awarded these honours for “distinguished service of a high degree to Fiji and humanity at large”.
Warrant Officer Class 1 Semesa Leweni was given the Member of the Order of Fiji. He was awarded the medal for “meritorious service in a particular locality or field”.
The ceremony, which lasted half an hour, was attended by high ranking military officials and an overseas media company.