The Fiji Prisons Market Day at the Suva attracted a huge number of people who took advantage of the cheap prices and quality items produced by inmates.
Poultry chicken, rooster and eggs were the popular choices of the day.
People cued in long lines to take advantage of the bargain price. Pork lovers also bought live pigs for cheap.
Fresh farm produce such as dalo, cassava, egg plants, butternut pumpkins, bele, dalo suckers, French beans, long beans showed the public the had work being carried out behind Prison walls.
The famous doubled portioned Naboro bread, furniture, handicraft and clothing were also fast selling.
Fiji Prisons Public Relations Officer Josefa Matau said that the main objective of the market day was:
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Part of its community engagement
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ To showcase the products made by inmates to the public
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ To give the public a different view of the inmates and help change their perception about inmates
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ To promote their commercial entities
The inmates with the Prison Department band and the Fiji Police brass band kept the crowd entertained.
Other units of the Fiji police force had their booths with display of their services and activities. Stakeholders such as Minsitry of Health, Hibiscus Event Group had their booths at the venue also.
Special guests at the event were the 2010 Hibiscus contestants.