Minister for Defence Joketani Cokanasiga is expected to return to Suva this afternoon after completing his tour of the community posts in the Western Division.
Accompanied by the Commissioner of Police Brigadier General Ioane Naivalurua and a few of his officers, Mr Cokanasiga spent yesterday visiting community posts in Sigatoka and Nadi in his bid to assess the security situation on the ground.
"The minister was assessing how police were operating on the ground," police spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri said.
Insp Sokomuri said Mr Cokanasiga also visited the business community in Lautoka.
He said the minister would visit Nadarivatu and Rakiraki before returning to Suva.