THE sovereignty of the people of Fiji can only be achieved if people come forward to make their voices heard to the Constitution Commission.
This is what the commission is hoping to achieve from public submissions on what to be included in the constitution.
Commission chairman, Prof Yash Ghai said they had received a wide range of issues.
He was also impressed to see people making submissions on the difficulties they faced in their daily lives.
"Some are even highly personal issues and they seek solutions to these problems in the new constitution," he said.
Prof Ghai said they received submissions on medical care provided in Fiji while many raised questions concerning land.
"A lot of people make suggestions on the system of government," he said.
He said while some people proposed on the development of this nation and the well-being of the children, some expressed their views on laws that would safeguard the present and future generation of Fiji.
Prof Ghai said he received confirmation that government officials including the Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama would make their submissions soon.
He said the Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Ioane Naivalurua was expected to make his submissions at the end of this month.
The commission, he said, had covered many places in Fiji except for some people in the outer islands.