INMATES, OFFICERS CLEAN UP SUVA CITY
Inmates and officers clean up along the Queen Elizabth Drive in Suva today.
Inmates and officers of the Fiji Corrections Service today engaged in various clean-up activities at their respective divisions including staff at the national headquarters.
Commissioner of Corrections Lieutenant Colonel Ifereimi Vasu led his senior officers and headquarters staff, picking up rubbish along the Queen Elizabeth Drive.
Corrections spokeswoman Ana Tamani said the FCS normally takes part in civic pride activities as part of the departments’ engagement with the community.
“We want to contribute to helping keep Fiji clean and the FCS is doing this in a very small way.
“We also had officers and inmates from Suva Corrections Centre cleaning up at the CWM hospital and officers and inmates from Naboro cleaning up the Lami Health Centre,” Mrs Tamani said.
“The involvement of inmates in activities such as these is to make them feel like they belong to the community and ultimately ensure their successful reintegration into society upon their release,” Mrs Tamani said.
Last year, the Fiji Corrections Service created history when it became the first recipient in the inaugural Clean-Up Fiji Award during the annual Civil Service Excellence Awards.