Minister for Fijian Affairs


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The Minister for Fijian Affairs is the Cabinet Minister responsible for the preservation of Fijian culture and for the economic and social development of indigenous Fijians. Prior to 1999, the Minister for Fijian Affairs also presided over the Great Council of Chiefs, but since then the Great Council has elected its own Chairman. The following individuals have held the office since the ministerial system was established in 1967, when Fiji was still a British colony. If the Minister was simultaneously the Prime Minister, this is indicated by an asterisk.

Order Minister Term of Office Prime Minister served under
1. Ratu Sir Penaia Ganilau 1967-1970 Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara
2. Ratu Sir George Cakobau 1970-1972
3. Ratu William Toganivalu 1972-1977
. Ratu Sir Penaia Ganilau 1977-1983
4. Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara 1983-1985 *
5. Ratu David Toganivalu 1985-1987 Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara
6. Timoci Bavadra 1987 *
7. Ratu Josua Toganivalu 1987 Governor-General
Ratu Sir Penaia Ganilau
8. Ratu Meli Vesikula 1987
9. Vatiliai Navunisaravi 1987-1992 Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara
10. Sitiveni Rabuka 1992-1994 *
11. Adi Samanunu Cakobau Talakuli 1994-1995 Sitiveni Rabuka
. Sitiveni Rabuka 1995-1997 *
12. Ratu Finau Mara 1997-1999 Sitiveni Rabuka
13. Adi Kuini Speed 1999-2000 Mahendra Chaudhry
14. Ratu Epeli Nailatikau 2000-2001 Laisenia Qarase
15. Laisenia Qarase 2000-2006 *
16. Ratu Epeli Ganilau 2007-present Frank Bainimarama

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