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New constitution plan

Nasik Swami
Saturday, July 19, 2014

THE Social Democratic Liberal Party says it will make a new constitution for Fiji if it gets into government following the general election on September 17.

This was one of the key policies announced by the party in its election manifesto made public at Suva's Civic Centre yesterday.

The manifesto titled Reclaiming Fiji highlighted that the new constitution would ensure God's rightful place in the supreme law, uphold Christian values and ensure respect for all religious faiths and religious freedom for all citizens.

The manifesto said a SODELPA government in agreement with other political parties would explore ways of amending or repealing the 2013 Constitution through legal means.

"Following proper procedures, prepare a new constitution for Fiji that will be acceptable to a great majority of the people of Fiji and seek an advisory opinion from the Supreme Court on the status of the 1997 Constitution," the manifesto revealed.

The manifesto further revealed that SODELPA would repeal all the decrees that suppress basic human rights.

Party leader Roko Tui Dreketi Ro Teimumu Kepa said their priority would be to provide employment and livelihoods for the many thousands of people without income.

"Allocate $50million annually to subsidise the price of an approved list of VAT free basic food items. This will give some initial relief to the poor and needy," Ro Teimumu said.

She also revealed that a SODELPA government would commission a comprehensive remuneration survey throughout the civil service and the disciplined forces to restore affordable and appropriate levels of pay and relativity.

"Implement the agreed recommendations of the remuneration survey. Establish a special tribunal to revisit and investigate the cases of all civil servants and others unfairly impacted or dismissed as a result of the 2006 coup."








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