IN an effort to keep a neighbourhood safe and clean, the police, Fiji Corrections Services and youth groups launched the Walkabout Cleanup Campaign.
Nasinu District Crime Prevention Committee chairman Ashwin Prasad said Kinoya was once known as a crime prone area.
However, since the establishment of the community policing in 1996, Mr Prasad said they noticed a decrease in criminal activities and they were working to ensure that it remained that way.
"This is a joint effort by the Police, Fiji Corrections Centre and religious youth groups in the area," he said.
"Ten inmates from Nasinu came to assist in the cleanup of the roads along Kinoya."
Mr Prasad said it was important that people realised that it was not only the responsibility of the municipal council to keep the area clean.
"It is everyone's responsibility," he said.
"We also wanted to engage the youths so that they keep away from criminal activities. Youths are normally left unsupervised. They are the leaders of today, not tomorrow and we need to give them responsibilities."
Mr Prasad said another reason for yesterday's event was to show their support for the Yellow Ribbon Program.