8 Jul 2009

Fiji Methodists hope regime will rescind conference ban

3:13 pm on 8 July 2009

Fiji's Methodist church is pinning its hopes of the annual conference still being allowed to go ahead on a meeting with the interim Prime Minister next week.

The General Secretary of Fiji's Methodist Church, the Reverend Tuikilakila Waqairatu, says a discussion was confirmed was confirmed before the interim Prime Minister left for Vanuatu

But the government spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel, Neumi Leweni, has repeated that as far as the interim regime is concerned, the annual conference is off:

"As far as government is concerned the decision has been made, its been postponed indefinitely and that's what it is now. Apparently a lot of people are saying so many things, but nothing has changed it's remained at that , it's off and that's it."

Lieutenant Colonel Leweni says he has passed the message through the local media that the church hierarchy should be telling its members the annual gathering won't be going ahead.