Attorney-General Sayed-Khaiyum Launches Round of Consultations on Constitution

The Attorney-General’s Chambers has begun an intensive series of meetings this week to brief citizen groups on Fiji’s draft constitution.

The series began with a briefing by Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum meeting of the Catholic Women’s League of Fiji on the afternoon of April 2. The Catholic Women’s League had invited the Attorney-General to speak to members of the community and representatives of CWL branches in the Central/Eastern and Western Divisions, including youth.

The series of briefings continues this afternoon when the Attorney-General will brief the NGO coalition on the draft constitution at the Women’s Crisis Center. The Attorney-General is briefing at the invitation of the Women’s Crisis Center.

The Attorney-General will conduct another briefing session, with the Rural Advisory Councillors, Roko Tuis, and other Provincial Administrators, at JJ’s on the Park on April 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registered organizations, non-governmental organizations, and interested individuals have been invited to attend. Registration information was published in today’s Fiji Sun.

“The PM’s decision to extend the consultation period gives us an excellent opportunity to talk about the draft constitution and necessary to dispel myths and misinformation and to reassure people. It is very important for the citizens of Fiji to understand the draft constitution and to hear the rationale for its provisions,” the Attorney-General said.

The Attorney-General’s Chambers will hold more briefing sessions in the Western and Northern Divisions during this consultation period, which ends on April 26.

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