THERE is a need for people to understand that the constitution is not for the government but for the people.
And the people need to change their mind-set that the document will provide solutions to their problems.
Constitution Commission member Penelope Moore said the document would protect and care for the human rights of people of all ages and status.
She said in Fiji many people thought of themselves, however, this would change when the new law would be released in December.
She told students of Gospel School for the Deaf: “We will make sure your rights are protected and that you are given the freedom to work in any environment.” Ms Moore said the constitution would ensure people with special needs were cared for.
She said these people were part of society and their rights and abilities must be safeguarded by the new document.
“At the moment we are travelling around Fiji to hear submissions from people.”
“We will gather all information and try and write a constitution based on what the people propose,” said Ms Moore.