More inmates assist in cane harvesting
09 July, 2012
Ba inmates have also been selected to undertake cane harvesting.
Twenty inmates from the Ba Corrections Centre are assisting in cane harvesting in the Rarawai cane belt area.
They join 30 inmates from the Natabua Corrections Centre in Lautoka who also began harvesting last week.
FCS west spokesperson Semesa Uluiviti says this engagement strengthened the working relationship of the department and the Sugar Research Institute of Fiji.
Uluiviti says these inmates will be paid for this work and they will have something to take home after completing their sentence.
Another ten inmates from the Lautoka Corrections Centre will be released tomorrow to harvest cane for a Lautoka farmer.
They will be paid $15 per tonne.
Sugar Research Institute of Fiji Technical Officer Desmond Vinod Kumar earlier said allowing inmates to harvest cane will enable them to learn new skills and acquire knowledge about the sugar industry.
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