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Inmates off to assist

Sheenal Sharma
Saturday, December 22, 2012

MORE than 100 inmates have been deployed in the Western and Northern divisions to assist in the rehabilitation works after Tropical Cyclone Evan.

The assistant media officer of the Fiji Corrections Service (FCS) Western Division, Semesa Uluiviti, said 105 inmates had been deployed in the west.

Mr Uluiviti said the inmates would clear the fallen trees and areas most affected by the cyclone.

"Right now they will be cleaning up in the towns and city," he said.

Mr Uluiviti said the inmates would be moving to other areas once the main areas had been cleaned.

He said the inmates were glad to be helping out in the rehabilitation works.

"It is something that will make an impact on those affected by the cyclone and a chance for them to give back to the community," said Mr Uluiviti. FCS spokeswoman Ana Tamani said 30 inmates from the Labasa Corrections Centre had been deployed to Labasa Hospital and the Babasiga Ashram.

Mrs Tamani said the department's contribution in rehabilitation works was part of the efforts to engage with the community.