Fiji's interim regime has revealed to Fiji Live that their proposed National Council for Building a Better Fiji (NCBBF) will have a total membership of 45.
Permanent secretary in the PM's office, Parmesh Chand said 13 invitees out of the 24 had confirmed their participation in the council, while some had declined and quite a number were undecided due to travel bans.
He says there are 8 nominees from the Minister for Fijian Affairs to represent the 14 provinces, with 3 more invited to represent the grassroots people.
The first council meeting is scheduled for January 16th.
Mr Chand has confirmed the first council meeting will be held this month, and the first task will be to prepare a report on the state of the nation and the economy, so they can look at the nature and depth of the problems which faces the nation.