*As we were trying to establish from SODELPA if Ro Kepa had resigned to take up Chair, TELS, a confirmation came through that she is still a Senior SODELPA Board Member in an interview she gave to Fijivillage, online newsite, on Wednesday, 18 October 2022, on Cabinet reshuffle.
*How come Biman Prasad, the ministerial line manager of TELS, approved her appointment in breach of the Political Parties Act under which Aiyaz Khaiyum and Tanya Waqanika were forced to resign from the Constitutional Offices Commission, for they had opted to hold on to their political party positions.
*Even Seini Nabou had resigned as NFP general secretary to take up Board membership of Fiji Television Ltd and as Director to the Fiji Airways Board of Directors.
*In Kepa's case, it doesn't matter if she has resigned or not (she was asked to resign by Sodelpa but so far has refused to do so), for the Political Parties Act stipulates that she is deemed to have resigned once she took up office as Chair, TELS.
*We are surprised that Fijivillage didn't question Kepa on the breach when they asked her for comments on the Cabinet reshuffle.
*For nearly forty decades, I stood by the Kepa family, out of my political and personal loyalty to the MARA family; her sister Adi Lady Lala Mara was Ratu Mara's wife, and also Tui Dreketi of Burebasaga and Rewa.