Fiji Time: 12:10 PM on Thursday 2 April

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Six weeks to assembly

Nanise Loanakadavu
Wednesday, December 05, 2012

GOVERNMENT has less than six weeks to appoint members of the Constituent Assembly before their first meeting next month.

Acting Prime Minister and Attorney-General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum yesterday said the appointment would be made by the Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama in due course.

"The members will be appointed in due course," he said. In his 2013 Budget address, Commodore Bainimarama allocated $1million for the work of the assembly.

Under the Fiji Constitutional Process (Constitution Commission) Decree 2012 the Commission will formally present the draft constitution and the Explanatory Report to the President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau on the first week of next month before the Constituent Assembly holds its first meeting on the second week of the same month (January 2013).

The Decree also outlined that the work of the Constituent Assembly is to be completed at the latest by the end of the third week of March

Under the Fiji Constitution Process (Constituent Assembly and Adoption of Constitution) Decree 2012, the draft Constitution will be considered by a Constituent Assembly in an inclusive and transparent process and that the assembly would consist of representative civil society groups and Fijian-registered organisation, including faith-based organisations, national organisations, political parties and government.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Stop bullying
  2. Family grieves
  3. Ro Teimumu wants apology
  4. Police probe girl's death
  5. Jewish passover
  6. Hunter crucial in HK win
  7. Payout query
  8. Mission Tokyo
  9. Fellaini gives Belgium edge over Israel
  10. Special recognition

Top Stories this Week

  1. Stop bullying Thursday (02 Apr)
  2. INQUIRY: Baby given wrong injection Friday (27 Mar)
  3. A star is born Tuesday (31 Mar)
  4. Champions Monday (30 Mar)
  5. Road accidents claim five lives over the weekend Monday (30 Mar)
  6. 'Ruthless' Sunday (29 Mar)
  7. Strong start Friday (27 Mar)
  8. Players share winning prize Tuesday (31 Mar)
  9. PM snaps back Wednesday (01 Apr)
  10. Parents outraged Wednesday (01 Apr)