THE restoration of the Great Council of Chiefs, no same-sex marriage and landowners to rightfully own their resources were issues that were widely discussed by villagers of Wailevu in Labasa as they prepared for the visit of the Constitution Commission next month.
The issues were high on the agenda of a civic education training organised by Pacific Dialogue under the Vanua Dialogue banner.
The training focused on capacity-building for traditionally under-represented groups like women, youths and isolated rural communities in Vanua Levu.
Villager Senirusi Baleira said it was only proper that the iTaukei be given back their land and i qoliqoli instead of the government partially owning resources of landowning units.
"We also want the new government not to allow same-sex marriage and casinos," Mr Baleira said.
"As part of our submissions, we want the elected government to declare Fiji a Christian nation and we want Sunday to be the official day of serving God."
The villagers also proposed that the government assist them with a well-structured seawall, footpath and good water system. Facilitator Aporosa Tukania said their submissions would be presented to the commission.
He said the villagers could always present their submissions when commission visited the community next month.