HOLDING a general election will not solve Fiji's social and political problems, says former National Federation Party member Rajendra James.
Mr James told the Constitution Commission in Lautoka on Monday the government administration was doing a good job addressing the people's needs.
"Having another general election will not make any difference right now for us. There are more important things that need to be addressed than holding a general election," said Mr James.
"What Fiji needs at the moment is good education standard, infrastructure improvement and that is what the current administration is doing very well."
Mr James said there was nothing wrong with the administration and that they should not be changed.
"What is wrong with the current administration that has been looking after the affairs of Fiji for the past six to almost seven years?
"They have given us the Old is Gold concept by providing our elderly citizens with meal vouchers, shopping vouchers and public transport allowance.
"Schoolchildren are getting free bus fares and the Fiji Sugar Corporation is getting much-needed financial boost to help it get back on its feet.
"Those people who were given the $86million responsibility to upgrade the four sugar mills are not talking right now. Where are they now?
Mr James urged the commission to put together a roadmap that would assist the government.
"The Constitution Commission has the powers to draw out a roadmap for Fiji but I still maintain Fiji does not need a general election at the moment," he added.