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Two Provinces Sign Rehab MOU

Two Provinces Sign Rehab MOU
Commander Kean (middle) formalises the Memorandum of Undersatnding (MOU) with Ro Dona Takalaiyale (left) and Ratu Romanu Matanitobua (right). Photo: FCS/Supplied
August 11
10:00 2018

 

Two provinces have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Fiji Corrections Service (FCS) to reinforce and support the rehabilitation efforts of FCS.

Namosi and Rewa provinces have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Fiji Corrections Service (FCS) for partnership in reinforcing and supporting the rehabilitation efforts of FCS yesterday.

Representatives of Rewa and Namosi provinces signed the MOU with FCS Commissioner Francis Kean at the Suva Remand Centre yesterday.

“This Throughcare Strategy works in tandem with the establishment of care networks in our 14 provinces,” Commissioner Kean said.

“I personally want to thank the two provinces for their partnership in our rehabilitation efforts.

“We are continuing our engagement with other provinces and we look forward to partnering with them in this new financial year.

“Next week we will host a Yellow Ribbon Symposium for the Methodist Church. Our intent is not only to restrict this care network to the vanua, but also extend this partnership to the various religious organisations and communities.”

Rewa Care Committee chairman Ro Dona Takalaiyale said “We are happy that this has been formalised today because this was an undertaking we had promised to take on way back in 2010.

“Signing this MOU means we will take ownership now of our work concerning inmates from Rewa, and work will begin 12 months from when they will be released as we try to set up the conditions at their home and community before they are released.”

Namosi Care Committee chairman Ratu Romanu Matanitobua said “We thank the Fiji Corrections Service for their vision and for inviting us to work with them.

“A lot of times rehabilitation for inmates falls short because conditions at home or in the village do not suit their return to normality

“What we have done today is to ensure that we work with the FCS in trying to set up things in the village and with their respective families so they can be reintegrated back into society gradually.”

Edited by Epineri Vula

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