The Fuatimau chiefly title of Lauli’i was bestowed upon Harold Lilomaiava Sauni yesterday.
The occasion was a dream come true for the new title holder.
He was flanked by families, friends and fellow villagers when he stepped up to the plate to accept the honour on behalf of his family.
Speaking to the Weekend Observer, Fuatimau Sauni said yesterday started a new chapter in his life.
“I thank God for his continued blessings,” he said.
“I know for sure no matter where we are in life, we all have something that we can thank God for each and every day.
“And so today is another blessing, another chapter of my life to serve my family as a matai.
“It will not be that easy but I’m thankful to God for the opportunity because without Him, nothing is possible.
“I want to try my best to serve our family, the village as well as the church in any way I can.”
High chief, Fuatimau Matulino blessed the new titleholder.
The formalities were followed by a huge family feast enjoyed by everyone.