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Sharita, First In Bulileka To Form Crime Prevention Committee

The mother of two sons, who has the passion to help people, formed the committee at Bulileka on Thursday night with the support of the Labasa Community Policing Unit.
08 Dec 2019 12:50
Sharita, First In Bulileka To Form Crime Prevention Committee
Residents of Bulileka, Lowcost and Vitandra gathered during the setting up of crime prevention committee at Bulileka in Labasa on December 5, 2019. Inset: Sharita Jagessar

Meet Sharita Jagessar. She is the first female to form a crime prevention committee in Labasa.

The mother of two sons, who has the passion to help people, formed the committee at Bulileka on Thursday night with the support of the Labasa Community Policing Unit.

“I am originally from Nasinu and moved to Labasa in 2010 with my family,” Mrs Jagessar said.

“Last year I was appointed as a Justice of Peace and during my stay in Bulileka I have seen and heard about crimes being committed such as vandalism of bus shelters, use of drugs by youths, noise pollution during late hours in the night and theft.

“To stop crime I believe the best solution is to get everyone from Vatunibale junction to Urata junction together to be the ears and the eyes of the Fiji Police Force,” she said.

Sharita Jagessar

Sharita Jagessar

“With the committee being formed now people do not have to live in fear as they can contact the members who will keep their identity confidential.

“As a woman I feel proud to take this initiative and encourage females to use their willpower to do good for the community.

“Daily I motivate myself by saying this quote, ‘If you can’t fly, then run; if you can’t run, then walk; if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward’.”

The second youngest of six siblings, who only completed Year 12 at Rishikul Sanatan College in 1987, says she has only been able to achieve whatever she wanted through family support.

She has plans to form a youth and sports group and create awareness on the plight of senior citizens to help decrease the number of residents at the Golden Age Homes.

Meanwhile, Divisional Police Commander Northern Senior Superintendent of Police Eparama Waqa said his officers had been working with the numerous crime prevention committees in Labasa and was grateful to receive Mrs Jagessar’s support.

Edited by Selita Bolanavanua

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