HAVING a Constitution is not the solution or end of the story for Fiji.
Head of the Catholic Church, Archbishop Peter Chong, said for a Constitution to have a full impact it must be ingrained into the hearts and attitude of the people.
He said to restore democracy for a nation was not an overnight change.
"Having a Constitution is one step," Archbishop Chong said.
"It's in a paper document but the process of making it a Constitution was very important to the people.
"This is just one step and not the solution or end of the story and people should be allowed to be part of the Constitutional process."
Archbishop Chong said it was important that people took ownership of the new supreme law.
Although he had not read the 2013 Constitution, Archbishop Chong was optimistic that all Fijians would read, understand and act upon the new laws.
When he gave his assent to the 2013 Constitution, President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau said "unlike previous constitutions, it does not define and divide Fijians by ethnicity".