Hindi language translators sought for Fiji constitution

aiyaz saiyad khaiyum

The Fijian Government has called for expressions of interest (EOIs) from organisations and individuals to translate Fiji’s Constitution, which is currently being finalised, into contemporary Hindi.

“In order to ensure that all Fijians are able to fully understand the new Constitution, it will be published in all three major languages. While the Ministry of iTaukei affairs will provide the translation into the iTaukei language, Government is inviting EOIs to select the party most qualified and able to provide a contemporary Hindi translation,” said Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Anti-Corruption Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.

The Attorney-General said that carrying out the translations into iTaukei and Hindi was one of the final steps before Fiji’s Constitution would be ready.

“The Government has completed most of its revisions to the Draft Constitution, after careful consideration of the numerous submissions made by the Fijian people. One of the final steps remaining is to translate the constitution into Fiji’s two other major languages,” he said.

All EOIs must be submitted to the Office of the Attorney-General no later than 4.30 PM on Friday, 28 June 2013.

-Information Ministry