Gata represents Fiji to Malaysia, Thailand
Spent his entire career in the education sector; will be based in Kuala Lumpur
Our new permanent representative designate to Malaysia and Thailand, Kolinio Gata was today commissioned at the State House. He took oath before the President Major General (ret’d) Jioji Konousi Konrote in a ceremony witnessed by the Minister for Foreign Affairs Ratu Inoke Kubuabola and senior Foreign Affairs officials. Mr Gata, who will be based in Kuala Lumpur, has spent his entire career in the education sector and had retired as the Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts’ director Primary in March this year. He began his career as a primary school teacher in 1982 after completing his Primary Teachers Certificate at the Nasinu Teachers College. This was followed by many postings to schools in Yasawa, Ba, Naboro and then Suva after which Mr Gata joined the Ministry’s admin cadre. On his education front, he went on to complete his Bachelor of Education, Post Graduate Diploma in Education and Master of Education from the University of the South Pacific. Mr Gata pledged to “broaden and strengthen” Fiji’s ties with the two countries he is assigned to.
President Joji Konrote (second from right) with Fijian Representative Designate to Malaysia and Thailand Kolinio Gata (second from left) at the State House yesterday.