Fiji Methodists say 4 days not long enough for annual conference

The Fiji Government has given the Methodist Church of Fiji and Rotuma 40 hours, over 4 days, to hold its annual conference this year.

Methodist Church general secretary Reverend Tevita Nawadra said the church had asked government for two weeks in which to hold the annual conference.

“We wanted to hold our singing competition in the first week and hold our conference on the second week annual conference,” Nawadra said.

He said the 40 hours given to them by the Fiji Police Force was not enough to complete their agenda.

They have sent a letter to Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama asking for more time and were hoping to get a reply soon.

“We have not heard from the PM and we are hoping to get a time extension for more democratic talks on issues surrounded by the church.”

Nawadra said if their request to the PM’s office is unsuccessful and the time is not extended, they will prioritise the agenda to make sure all major issues get discussed at the annual conference despite the restricted four-day permit.


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