Shopping made easier with $50,000 mart
7 April, 2015, 12:00 am
SHOPPING has been made easier for people living in Vaturekuka and nearby settings in Labasa after a $50,000 shopping mart was opened by the Commissioner of the Fiji Corrections Service Lt-Col Ifereimi Vasu in the area yesterday.
Lt-Col Vasu said the newly-opened mart would benefit people in the area a lot.
Mr Vasu said the shop would also stand to serve the general public in the Northern Division.
“We have already employed 16 permanent employed staff members there,” he said.
“In line with the Look North Policy, the mart will be selling goods at the same price as those sold in Lautoka and Suva.
“It is also a means of providing affordable services to the prison officers and other government officials in Vaturekuka and the general community.”
Mr Vasu said that all range of goods would be sold at the mart.
“We thank the support from the business community in Labasa towards this project which is aimed at rehabilitating our inmates under the Yellow Ribbon Program,” he said.
“This project is also tuned towards Government’s intention in bringing down services to people living outside Viti Levu.
“This is a milestone in the Fiji Corrections Service towards rehabilitating the lives of the inmates who are entrusted under our care.”
The mart is owned by the Corrections Service.