Govt equips Po­lice for bet­ter ser­vice

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An av­enue that Gov­ern­ment is as­sist­ing Fiji Po­lice Force is in in­creas­ing the salaries of both the reg­u­lar and spe­cial con­sta­bles and the pro­vi­sion of more ve­hi­cles to im­prove their ser­vices. Minister for Em­ploy­ment, Pro­duc­tiv­ity and In­dus­trial Re­la­tions Semi Koroilavesau made this com­ment dur­ing the clos­ing of Duavata North­ern Crime Pre­ven­tion Car­ni­val at Subrail Park in Labasa on Satur­day night.

“The in­crease in their 2017 bud­getary al­lo­ca­tion shows Gov­ern­ment’s in­tent to en­hance ef­fi­ciency within the force for bet­ter ser­vice to the pub­lic,” Mr Koroilavesau said. “Gov­ern­ment sees the Duavata North­ern Crime Pre­ven­tion Car­ni­val as not an op­por­tu­nity for our com­mu­ni­ties to gather and pro­mote so­ci­etal social ac­tiv­i­ties such as these but to en­dorse con­fi­dence and in­volve­ment of our po­lice in en­hanc­ing in­ter-re­la­tions with our law en­forcers. “Rev­enue raised from this car­ni­val is gen­er­ated back to the com­mu­nity by way of as­sist­ing the po­lice in pro­vid­ing en­hanced ser­vice and most im­por­tantly to as­sist in es­tab­lish­ing projects that will en­gage the com­mu­nity to­wards mean­ing­ful en­deav­ours rather than com­mit­ting crime.

“It is very en­cour­ag­ing to note that this year’s project sees the con­struc­tion of a rest house for the peo­ple of Tawake dis­trict at Waini­gadru Vil­lage.” The car­ni­val be­gan in 2012. The theme for this year was Duavata for ev­ery­one’s safety.

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