PEOPLE in the North have geared up for the arrival of the Constitution Commission next month to make their submissions.
With the ongoing civic education training by non-government organisations (NGO), government departments and other corporate bodies, people have come forward with good submissions to be presented to the commission for the benefit of the nation.
At the Citizens Constitutional Forum (CCF) in Labasa on Friday, participants recommended that the legalised smoking age should be at 21 and not 18 years old, a new youth representative to be part of the new government and same sex marriage not be allowed in the country.
The participants also came up with recommendations to solve the problems like unemployment, crime and school dropouts to name a few.
Villager Ratu Joji Foster said people should present submissions that would benefit the whole community.
"Some people who have already met the Constitution Commission are just presenting submissions that will only benefit them and not everyone," Ratu Joji said.
"In order to create change, we need to work together and help one another build a better Fiji for the future generation."