RFMF Commander highlights past wrongs and stresses the importance of reconciliation
Army played a significant role in political upheavals - Commander

RFMF Commander highlights past wrongs and stresses the importance of reconciliation

Army played a significant role in political upheavals - Commander

By Vijay Narayan
Monday 04/03/2024
Army Commander, Major General Jone Kalouniwai ( Source: Republic of Fiji Military Forces )

Army Commander, Major General Jone Kalouniwai has highlighted the need for the Republic of Fiji Military Forces to redeem itself as an institution and embark on a process of transformation, reconciliation, and restoration.

While speaking at the Force Church Service for the RFMF at Queen Elizabeth Barracks, Major General Kalouniwai says the events of 1987, 2000, and 2006 were mentioned as key moments in Fiji’s history where the RFMF played a significant role in the political upheavals.

He says yesterday marked a significant event as the institution embarked on a journey of reconciliation and restoration.

Major General Kalouniwai emphasized the importance of acknowledging past wrongs and seeking reconciliation with those who have been affected by the actions of the RFMF.

He urged members of the RFMF to reach out to those who have been wronged and amend things in order to set things right.

The Army Commander says the call for reconciliation and restoration comes at a crucial time for the RFMF as it seeks to move forward from its troubled past and build a more positive and inclusive future.

The RFMF says Major General Kalouniwai’s words serve as a reminder of the responsibility that the RFMF has to the people of Fiji and the importance of seeking forgiveness and reconciliation in order to heal the wounds of the past.

The Force Church Service at Queen Elizabeth Barracks was a symbolic gesture of the RFMF’s commitment to reconciliation and restoration.

The Army says it is hoped that this event will mark the beginning of a new chapter for the RFMF, one that is characterized by transparency, accountability, and a commitment to upholding the values of democracy and respect for human rights.

It also says as the RFMF embarks on this journey of reconciliation and restoration, it is important for all members of the institution to reflect on their actions and strive to make amends for past wrongs.

They say by acknowledging the mistakes of the past and seeking forgiveness, the RFMF can begin to rebuild trust with the people of Fiji and move towards a more peaceful and prosperous future.

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