27 Apr 2010

Fiji will have a new Constitution in 2013 says interim govt representative

10:30 am on 27 April 2010

Fiji will have a new Constitution in 2013, which will reflect the will of the people a representative of the Prime Minister's office has revealed.

Kisoko Cagituivei made the statement at the opening the Ra Provincial Council meeting last week, reassuring provincial reps that the new Constitution will be discussed widely with the people.

Mr Cagituivei told Radio Fiji the Constitution will be promulgated in 2013 in time for the General Elections in 2014.

The actual work of preparing the new constitution will start in 2012 to give everyone ample time to hear Government's views and contribute to discussions on the country's new supreme law.

The former President Ratu Josefa Iloilo abrogated the 1997 constitution in April last year and mandated the Bainimarama government to prepare a new constitution which will pave the way for general elections in 2014.