THE Constitution Commission yesterday received more than $145,000 from the United Kingdom to assist in its public consultations.
Acting British High Commissioner Martin Fidler said he was pleased the United Kingdom could help the Commission in its work.
A sum of $145,330 was given to the commission in Fiji to assist in implementing more public consultations in the Lau Group, Yasawa, Ba, Ra, Nadroga, Rotuma, Rewa, Namosi, Tailevu and Lomaiviti provinces, as well as provide logistical support to the commission during their travels around Fiji. In a statement yesterday, Mr Fidler said the funding would help support local and international peer review meetings for analysing and providing feedback on the initial draft of the constitution.
Constitution Commission executive secretary Keshwa Reddy said the assistance provided by citizens of Britain was a timely one.
“The assistance will enable the commission to reach out to the people of Fiji and keep the community engaged in the process,” Mr Reddy said. “The commission is very pleased with the extent and level of assistance and we look forward to future co-operation and support.”