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Corrections Fight Bribery

The Commissioner of Corrections, Lieutenant- Colonel Ifereimi Vasu, says the institution has put in place measures to help its officers not accept bribes. This, he said, also helped improve the
04 Dec 2014 10:20
Corrections Fight Bribery

The Commissioner of Corrections, Lieutenant- Colonel Ifereimi Vasu, says the institution has put in place measures to help its officers not accept bribes.

This, he said, also helped improve the officers’ day-to-day performance.

“If we really want them to perform we have to look at their welfare,” he said.

Mr Vasu said: “Our welfare is to take care of shortfalls like deaths, electricity being cut or any shortage of things that is beyond their control.”

He fears his officers can be easily tempted if their welfare is not looked after well.

“So many of those inside have a lot of money which they can use to tempt our officers,” he said.

Mr Vasu said they had revived their credit union which was working well after being abused by some senior officers.

“There is also money available in the welfare fund to help them overcome their financial difficulties.”

The officers, he said, now have the Welfare for Life Benefit Scheme which will benefit their families in a huge way.”

In addition they had opened up mini-marts at the Naboro and Suva Corrections centres bringing relief to the staff and their families living within the compound.

“All proceeds will go to our staff welfare and it will cater for their retirement, etc,” he said.

“The welfare of my staff is now a priority and it has really shown a positive result in the institution.”

Commenting on their 2015 Budget allocation, he said for next year they would start all the documentation especially for the capital projects.”

He said their capital projects would be at the remand facility and the female facility in Lautoka.

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