16 June 2021
The Deputy Permanent Secretary
Ministry of iTaukei Affairs
Queen Elizabeth Drive
RE: CONDOLENCES NOTE ON THE PASSING OF THE PERMANENT SECRETARY FOR ITAUKEI AFFAIRS, MR MELETI BAINIMARAMA
On behalf of the Fiji Higher Education Commission (FHEC), I offer our deepest condolences on the passing of the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of iTaukei Affairs, Mr. Meleti Bainimarama.
The late Mr. Bainimarama had expressed his interest to work closely with the FHEC in enhancing and empowering iTaukei through education and training opportunities through the Centre for Appropriate Technology and Development, commonly known as CATD-Nadave. Unfortunately, this partnership that the FHEC had intended to forge with the Ministry under Mr. Bainimarama’s leadership had not been fulfilled owing to his untimely passing.
The FHEC acknowledges Mr. Bainimarama’s leadership in facilitating strategic discussions and providing solutions to address some of the challenges faced by the CATD-Nadave. The late PS’s approachable leadership style in which he demonstrated a willingness to consult, take the advice of, and commit to partnering with the FHEC towards resolving the CATD-Nadave’s issues had aided in charting a Way Forward for this higher education institution.
We at the FHEC, share with the bereaved family, the Ministry of iTaukei Affairs, and the people of Fiji the feelings of loss at this moment of sorrow.
MR VIJAY NAIDU