Ratu Epenisa Cakobau installed as Vunivalu na Tui Kaba

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Ratu Epenisa Cakobau has been installed as the Vunivalu, na Tui Kaba and head of the Kubuna confederacy.

The traditional installation was done by Roko Tui Bau Ratu Timoci Tavanavanua.

The Gonesau of Nabukadra escorted Ratu Epenisa from his chiefly residence Mataiwelagi to the front of the Vatanitawake where the traditional ceremony was held.

The newly appointed Vunivalu na Tui Kaba said he is ready to serve the people of Bau, including the Kubuna confederacy.

Ratu Epenisa has also offered for Bau to host the next Great Council of Chiefs (GCC) meeting after a lapse of 16 years.

Ratu Epenisa continued his family’s legacy for the last 33 years when his late father Ratu Sir George Cakobau passed on in 1989.

He said today marks a new era not only for the chiefly village of Bau but Fiji as a whole.

He also thanked the government and the Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka for being part of the momentous occasion.

A church service was held earlier today solely for the holy anointment and Holy Communion of Ratu Epenisa and his family.

SOURCE: FBC TV/PACNEWS