Villa Maria Community Launches Neighbourhood Watch
Robert Mafutuna, says in the past 76 years he has seen many positive changes in his neighbourhood.
He made these remarks during the launch of Villa Maria Community neighbourhood watch zone with the Fiji Police Force Namadi Community Post officers in Namadi Heights, Suva, on Saturday.
Mr Mafutuna, 76, said he had seen seven generations with vast differences.
“Those differences were how we were back in the days as teenagers, young adults as we grew older,” he said.
“I had seen a rough community back in the days before the Police monitored the place.
“Since then, I can assure you that you will not find a single person who is involved in any kind of rough or criminal activities.
“We have a very quiet, intelligent and talented community where we live in and that was possible because of the community Police who watched the neighbourhood.
“In this multiracial community, we have more than 1 00 people living here and everyone leads a good life for themselves and their children.”
Deputy Divisional Police Commander Southern Division, Superintendent of Police Juki Fong, said the Villa Maria Community had worked hand-in-hand with the Fiji Police Force to help the community.
“We believe that if we work together, we can achieve more.
“You help us and we will definitely help you,” Superintendent Fong said.
The launch saw families in the community gather for tea and lunch while entertainment was provided by the Police band.