23 May 2014

Promise to reinstate Fiji's Great Council of Chiefs

5:56 am on 23 May 2014

The leader of the Social Democratic Liberal Party in Fiji says it plans to reinstate the Great Council of Chiefs if it comes to power.

Ro Teimumu Kepa told FijiLive the council used to be the pinnacle of Fiji institutions and it had special provisions in the 1997 constitution.

She says the party recognises the importance of the council in the life of indigenous Fijians because it contained Fijians' traditional structure, for both urban and rural people.

Ro Teimumu says the council was recognised in Fiji and abroad before it was abolished by the Bainimarama Government.