Former President, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama and former Prime Minister, Mahendra Chaudhry are among the people who have received commemorative medals for Fiji’s 50th anniversary of independence by the President Jioji Konrote.

The ceremony was held at State House.

Other recipients are former senior military officers, Major General Ioane Naivalurua and Brigadier General Apakuki Kurusiga, Fiji flag designer, Tessa McKenzie, former Methodist Church of Fiji President, Reverend Tevita Nawadra, former Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister, Taufa Vakatale, former Finance Minister, Sir James Ah Koy, former Home Affairs Minister, Joketani Cokanasiga, former Suva Lord Mayor, Ratu Peni Volavola, and businessman Kantilal Punja.

Daryl Tarte, Doctor Robin Mitchell, Reverend Pauliasi Vatanitawake, Ratu Tui Cavuilati, Adi Finau Tabakaucoro, Doctor Eci Nabalarua, Doctor Esther Williams, Doctor Angeela Jokhan, Bernadette Rounds Ganilau, Ratu Jo Nacola, Ratu Iliesa Tuisese, Brother Fergus Garret, Hafizud Dean Khan, Setaraki Macanawai, Misau Fatiaki, Joji Qaranivalu, Jane Ricketts and Sitiveni Raturala were also recognised with medals today.

Former boxers, Alipate Korovou and Sakaraia Ve also received the Fiji 50 medals.