July 25, 2012 02:11:20 PM
Fiji’s Constitution Commission will launch their hearings and public submission process at Suva’s Civic Centre lower auditorium next Friday.
The launch will start with dances, poetry, artwork and ideas presented by primary and secondary school students as well as institutions throughout the morning.
In the afternoon, the commission will begin accepting oral and written submissions from members of public.
The day marks the start of the commission’s 68-day national consultation tour to collect the views of Fijians.
Ghai said for the first two weeks the commission will be in Suva then they will travel to the West. A full timetable of their consultation tour will be announced soon.
The Commission urges all individuals, families and organisations to make submissions at their hearings in writing or orally in any language used in Fiji.
The 5-member Constitution Commission team were sworn in today by acting President and chief justice Anthony Gates. The Commission includes Ghai, Penelope Moore, Christina Murray, Professor Satendra Nandan and Taufa Vakatale.
By Mereani Gonedua