Residents of Colo-i-Suva joined members of the Fiji Police Force and other stakeholders for a day activities targeted at improving their outlook on life.
The day began with a cleanup in conjunction with the Ministry of Health’s Fight the Bite campaign where both young and old picked up rubbish along Princess Road as well as clearing their homes of possible mosquito breeding places.
Speaking on behalf of the Colo-i-suva Neighborhood Watch Zone Committee, Mr Satish Kumar said they have an active partnership with officers from their Community Post who are able to link up with other stakeholders in organizing activities for their members.
“We have an effective working relationship with the Fiji Police Force and we coordinate a number of activities aimed at creating awareness about issues concerning our wellbeing as well as keeping their area crime free”.
“We pay particular focus on youth development because there are a lot of temptations out there that could lead them astray and into a life of crime which we don’t want for any of our community members”.
Southern Division Community Policing Coordinator Inspector (IP) Sili Maka said today’s awareness was aimed at getting members of the community to take ownership of issues that concern their wellbeing.
“We have other stakeholders from the Ministries of Health, Youth and Sports, Social Welfare as well as the Fiji National Sports Commission because our focus is not only addressing the issue of crime from our perspective but others as well because it can only be effective if we adopt a holistic approach”.
“For us, today’s turnout has been positive because it shows that the Colo-i-Suva community cares and is willing to take the first step in keeping their area crime free and we do hope other communities will be encouraged to do the same and we are always ready to assist”.