PEOPLE should not expect immediate answers to their problems when making submissions to the Constitution Commission.
Commission member Penelope Moore raised her concern with The Fiji Times this week after noticing that people left the hearing venues disappointed because they expected solutions to their problems right away.
She said the issues raised dealt with issues like land, roads, housing, water and other necessities.
"It's really not our job," Ms Moore said.
"We are here to listen to their views and their problems."
However, Ms Moore said they guaranteed all submissions would be taken into account when they formulated the new laws.
Early this week a man from Vugalei in Tailevu made a submission on the poor road conditions which had hindered their work for a long time.
He stormed out disappointed when the commission advised him to raise his queries with the Provincial Development department.
Ms Moore said people still did not understand the role of the commission.
"We keep explaining to people — that's not our job," she said.
"We can't give answers but put forward suggestions and try and find ways to solve their problems."
Ms Moore said many communication, negotiations and awareness of the work of the commission were needed.