THE Constitutional Commission will make every effort to facilitate the distribution of information and material detailing issues that need to be addressed in any constitution-making process, says commission chairperson Prof Yash Ghai.
A government statement quotes Prof Ghai as saying by the time the commission begins its work "people would have already had time to reflect on the changes that they would like to see regarding Fiji's new constitution".
"We are confident that by the middle of next month, we will have the beginnings of our administration," he said.
Prof Ghai also revealed that following fruitful and constructive discussions with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and foreign missions, the commission was glad to have been assured of their support.
The chairperson highlighted how constitution-making was an important period in a country's history and that there were about 15 countries that were reviewing or changing their constitution.
Highlighting the challenges faced by a number of countries with relation to forming new constitutions, Prof Ghai said nation-building and developing a common identity were two of the issues.
"For Fiji, visitors who come here often comment on the wonderful diversity that this country has so the commission's task would be really to promote the feeling among the people that they all belong to one big community of Fijians.
"They have many shared moments and history but they certainly have one common future destiny that is best achieved by co-operation and friendship."