INFORMATION Communication Technology (ICT) should be widely promoted across the country and involve youths and the elderly in rural communities.
Software Fiji Foundation, in their written submissions to the Constitution Commission, proposed the government must ensure that people have equal access to ITC-related services.
"Cost of ICT products, such as computers, laptops and other gadgets must be reduced through relooking at factors such as VAT, Customs duty, tax and other relevant factors which may be contributing to the high cost of access to ICT by common people," SFF co-ordinator Dr Rohitash Chandra said.
He said an independent ICT Authority of Fiji must be set up by the government.
Dr Chandra said the ICT committee should have ICT professionals from within the industry and academia.
Dr Chandra proposed that the level of ICT programs in universities and schools should be assessed in comparison to what is offered internationally and changed accordingly in a manner suitable for Fiji.