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Sanitary facility for cemetery

Ana Madigibuli
Saturday, November 17, 2012

VISITORS to the Nasinu Cemetery have access to a proper sanitary facility with the opening of a $3000 new convenience block.

While opening the facility recently, Commissioner of the Fiji Corrections Service Lieutenant Colonel Ifereimi Vasu said the convenience was given by the Muslim Grave Volunteer Group.

Group chairman Mumtaz Ali said they raised the funds required while the Fiji Corrections Services provided the labour.

He expressed hope that the gesture would inspire other religious groups to engage in similar projects.

Group member Afzal Khan said the contribution was a sign of goodwill by the group and was for a worthy cause.

"There is so much misunderstanding and fabrication in the world today about the Islamic faith," Mr Khan said.

"We thank the department for working with us. The corrections centre is no longer seen as a place for unwanted people but a place of giving second chances."

Lt- Col Vasu thanked the group for their generosity.

"The cemetery is the end of our journey here on earth, a place where we come and farewell our loved ones so it is only right that proper facilities are available here.