THERE is no need for district officers as they are an impediment to development within the provinces.
Lovonivonu villager Sevanaia Watekini made the proposal as part of his submission to the Constitution Commission team in Somosomo, Taveuni early this week.
"It is a hindrance to the development of local people in totality," said Mr Watekini.
As part of his submissions, Mr Watekini suggested to the Constitution Commission that youths over the age of 18 years should be drafted into the army.
"This is a way of preparing our youths for job opportunities in overseas armies — this could be a way of instilling discipline in our young generation," he said.
Fellow villager Vatili Tikonaivalu suggested that the coup perpetrators of 2006 be taken to task and they should not be allowed to stand in the next election. "Those that did in 2000 are being taken to task and it is only fair that the perpetrators of the 2006 coup be taken to task for their actions too," he said.
In his submission Mr Tikonaivalu said the voting age should move to 21 instead of 18 because this was the age of maturity.
"The Great Councl of Chiefs needs to be reinstated as this is the seat of iTaukei power and the body that appoints the president of the Republic of Fiji."