The success of Fiji’s constitution will depend significantly on how the people engage with the Constitution Commission.
In their guide to constitution making for the people of Fiji, the commission said that public meetings will be held throughout the country to receive submissions and meetings will be open to anyone who wishes to attend and observe, though in rare cases the they would receive submissions privately.
The commission said they have a special responsibility to ensure Fijians understand the process, able to express their views and they will monitoring the print, broadcast and electronic media to understand the views expressed there.
The commission also said the Commission Decree encourages people to be part of the process stating that they cannot be taken to court for anything they say there, provided it is relevant to the work of the Commission.
Submissions continue today at the Lami Catholic Hall, Sawani Community Hall and the Nabukaluka Hall in Waidina, Naitasiri.
By Mereani Gonedua