Roko Tui is the title for the executive head of any one of Fiji’s 14 Provincial Councils.[1] Each province, called a "yasana", is administrated by a provincial council, which itself is subject to the Fijian Affairs Board, variously considered the “guardian” of the traditional Fijian administration system, amongst many other aspects of modern Fijian culture. The name Roko Tui is derived from what was traditionally used as a title (in some regions) denoting the Paramount Chief (like the title Roko Tui Dreketi), and so more often than not the modern role of Roko Tui is given to the Paramount Chief of the regions most chiefly clan.

Present Roko TuiEdit

The fourteen provinces and the present Roko Tui are:

Order Province Office bearer
1. Ba Jese Volau
2. Bua Rupeni Kunaturaga
3. Caukadrove Filimoni Naiqumu
4. Kadavu Eroni Vunisa
5. Lau Paula Delaivuna
6. Lomaiviti Penijamini Tokaduadua
7. Macuata Sitiveni Lalibuli
8. Nadroga-Navosa Viliame Seuseu Burenivalu
9. Naitasiri Ifereimi Corerega
10. Namosi Waisake Tuisese
11. Ra Mosese Nakoroi
12. Rewa Waisake Manako
13. Serua Seru Ratukalou
14. Tailevu Iliesa Delasau

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Madraiwiwi, Ratu Joni (2006). "Governance in Fiji: The interplay between indigenous tradition, culture and politics". In Firth, Stewart (ed.). Globalisation and Governance in the Pacific Islands. Canberra: Australian National University E-press. pp. 289–296. ISBN 1-920942-98-X. Retrieved 25 January 2017.