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Local Chinese Community Boost Corrections Work

Local Chinese Community Boost Corrections Work
The Chinese Association of Fiji president Jenny Seeto with members and executives with Fiji Corrections Service Commander Francis Kean and officials with the donated gardening tools. Photo: Fiji Corrections Service
July 26
11:00 2017

The Chinese Association of Fiji showed its appreciation of the Fiji Corrections Service’s maintenance of cemetery sites through the donation of a brush cutter and gardening tools.

Association president Jenny Seeto while handing over the equipment to the Commissioner of Corrections, Commander Francis Kean, said they were grateful for the improvement carried out to the degraded pavilion house (kiosk) and the construction of steps at the Chinese Cemetery entrance.

“The Fiji Corrections Service has done a good job in renovating the degraded pavilion house and they have put steps at the entrance to improve our safety,” Ms Seeto said.

“It used to be a challenge for pall bearers during funerals as it was usually hard and slippery,” she said.

“There are two formal days in a year that we visit the grave site to pay our respect apart from private occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries and again we are always thankful to FCS for always keeping this place spotless. The grass is always cut and the area well maintained creating a friendly environment for all of us.”

Ms Seeto said that they are looking forward to their continuous partnership with the service

Commander Kean acknowledged the Chinese association for their donation and continuous support towards the service.

He said the donation would greatly assist them and those under its care in maintaining the site.

“We want to ensure that we have a place where family could come; a visiting place for the elderly and relatives coming in to visit their loved ones,” Mr Kean said.

Source: Fiji Corrections Service

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