THE Citizens Constitutional Forum will make submissions to the Constitution Commission in Levuka this weekend.
Forum chief executive officer Reverend Akuila Yabaki said they’ve chosen to make submissions in Levuka because of its great historic significance for Fiji.
“Levuka is famous for many of Fiji’s firsts,” he said.
“It was in the old capital that Fiji was ceded to the British Empire and can be regarded as the birthplace of democratic and civil governance in Fiji.
“It was also the site of Fiji’s first bank, post office, school, private members club, hospital, town hall, and municipal government.
“Fiji’s first newspaper, The Fiji Times, which is still in operation today, was founded in Levuka in 1869.”
Mr Yabaki said CCF had been anticipating the day to find a relevant location to make its submission as a member of Fiji’s civil society, but more importantly as an ordinary citizen and that was why it was important to go down to the people and make their submission rather than expect any preferential treatment.