Korovou mart opens doors for business
16 July, 2012
Commissioner of Corrections Lt. Col Vasu checks out the new Korovou mart.
The newly-opened mini-mart in Korovou has brought relief to staff of the Fiji Corrections Service and their families living within the compound.
Senior officers of the department witnessed the opening of the mart by the Commissioner of Corrections Lieutenant Colonel Ifereimi Vasu on Friday.
Director Corporate Services Peniasi Kunatuba said the intiative was part of the departments’ Staff Welfare program.
Just a few months back, the co-operative stored in Naboro was developed into a mini-mart for the 300-plus families that live there.
“In the past staff and their families would travel right to Lami or Suva to buy their necessities and that was such an inconvenience considering the time it took to travel and the expenses incurred.
“The opportunity was brought right to their doorstep That is in fact the only outlet between Navua and Lami so,” Mr Kunatuba said.
“Now we are doing the same for our staff who live in Korovou. It could also be an outlet to sell our commercialisation products like eggs, bread and vegetables,” he said.
Mr Kunatuba added the department would like to do the same for its staff in Lautoka.
“In fact, we want to do this for all our institutions because all proceeds will go into our Staff Welfare and it will cater for their retirement etc,” he said.
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