May 25, 2012 09:22:46 AM
Fiji’s newest member to the Constitutional Commission Peni Moore wants nominations for the members of the Constituent Assembly to begin.
Moore said this is one of the things she would like to see government do before the consultations begin around the country.
“This is important as the assembly will be the one that will edit and debate the draft constitution,” said Moore.
She said many different forms of communications should be used to get a wide range of views from people and meetings should not only be about official submissions but also discussions that will enable everyone’s voice to be heard.
“The whole process is not about an individual but it is about Fiji and I can’t wait to hear from the people,” said Moore.
“Everybody should have an opportunity to voice their opinions and thoughts based on guiding principles,” she said.
She also said her appointment to the commission came as a surprise to her but she hopes she can do the job that is expected from her.
Moore is a children’s activist and is the fifth and final member elected into the Constitutional Commission which is chaired by world-renowned constitutional scholar Professor Yash Ghai, constitutional expert Professor Christina Murray, Taufa Vakatale, and Dr Satendra Nandan.
By Mereani Gonedua