New law

Savenaca Vakaliwaliwa, Suva | Wednesday, June 14, 2017
My Nadali Seventh-day Adventist Church members in Nausori are planning to run a three-week evangelistic/health program beginning on Sunday, July 2, 2017 in the compound of a church member.
This road sign in Nakasi has been in this state for sometime now. 
 Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU
This road sign in Nakasi has been in this state for sometime now. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

I was tasked to first get a permit or approval from the police force or the Commissioner Central's office in Nausori.

From Suva, I went to the Commissioner Central's office in Nausori, where I was told that they only deal with permits which involve fundraising and I was told to see the police force at the second floor of the Vinod Patel building.

The two lady officers there were very helpful, explaining to me that a new law had been issued and that Fijians do not need a permit to conduct or have an assembly in our own private property.

Permits should be sought only if what is planned is to be held in public areas.

How many Fijians out there know of this?

It seems that even government employees are not aware of this change as I would have been told up front of the change when I inquired with the Commissioner Central's office in Nausori. Now that we all know, I am inviting all who live near Nadali in Nausori to come out on the day at 7pm, to listen to health professionals and hear the Word of God.

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