Police officers visit North inmatesThe Police department in the Northern division took time out yesterday to visit the inmates at the Vaturekuka Prison.
17 August, 2009
Police officers from Nabouwalu, Seaqaqa, Savusavu and Labasa filled a bus to visit inmates.
Regional Police Commander SSP Isikeli Ligairi led the police officers with the Commissioner Northern Ratu Inia Seruiratu for the visit yesterday.
The police officers bore gifts and morning tea for the inmates as well.
Commissioner Northern Mr Seruiratu said he was very happy with the positive police initiative which is the first of its kind in the country.
He said it was very good to see that government departments give their support to the Yellow Ribbon programme.
Mr Seruiratu said government departments would be engaging themselves in such programmes to help build a better Fiji.
“We need to work together in order to build a better future for all of us in the country,” he said.
He added that most inmates were youths and as a government official he felt that the Yellow Ribbon programme was educational as it was a means to build connections between the inmates and people of the country.
“We want to solve crime, cut down on unemployment and help in the economic growth and this can be the first step for doing it,” added Mr Seruiratu.
He added that the Commissioner’s Office came along with the police force for the visit so that people can realise that such programmes is the way forward.
“These inmates are our future leaders and are the productive part of this nation,” added Mr Seruiratu.
Source: Fiji Sun
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