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Ghai thanks Fiji

Nasik Swami
Monday, December 24, 2012

AS the work of the Constitution Commission came to an end on Friday, a full audit of the commission's financiers will be conducted by an international firm of accountants soon.

This has been confirmed by the commission chairman Professor Yash Ghai.

Prof Ghai said the full audit would begin this week.

He said after the audit, a full report would be made available to the public.

Prof Ghai said at this stage the commission had not translated the draft constitution into the other two languages.

"We felt that will be appropriate when the final constitution will be prepared and then there can be translations of those documents," he said.

Prof Ghai said while the work of the commission in Fiji had been very challenging, the locals kept them going.

He said now that the draft constitution was ready, it was the responsibility of the people to take care of it.

"I hope you will take part in the next phase of activities which is debate on the documents and then the meeting of the Constituent Assembly.

"I want to thank the people of Fiji and I look forward to seeing them again.

"I cannot keep myself away from Fiji. I will keep coming."

Prof Ghai said for the commission and its staff members, drafting Fiji's new constitution was a wonderful experience though there had been moments of stress.

"We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support, participation and encouragement," he said.


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