28 Jan 2011

Vanuatu's leader to receive high ranking custom title

2:37 pm on 28 January 2011

Vanuatu's Prime Minister Sato Kilman is to receive a high ranking customary title from the Malekula Council of Chiefs.

Mr Kilman is the first Prime Minister from Malekula and Malampa.

The Daily Post reports Mr Kilman is to visit his constituency with the Deputy Prime Minister and 10 other government Ministers and officials.

After a flag raising ceremony, custom dance and pig killing ceremony, the Prime Minister will be accorded a high chiefly custom name.

A kava ceremony will then take place after the PM gets his new chiefly rank according to the Malekula chiefly ranking system.

The Prime Minister is also scheduled to visit and hold talks with the land owners of the Norsup airport with the view of resolving a long standing dispute over the airport land.