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Jittu Estate, Police Partner

We want to build bridges between the Fiji Police Force and the people to fight criminal activities and decrease the crime rate at Jittu Estate in Raiwaqa. These were the
10 Dec 2014 08:50
Jittu Estate, Police Partner
From left: Ratu Maika Laione (president,Jittu Estate Residents Association), Inspector Ravu Dansey (Fiji Police), Marika Yalimaiwai (chairman, Jittu Estate Residents Association) and Pasepa Toga in Suva yesterday. Photo: Rama

We want to build bridges between the Fiji Police Force and the people to fight criminal activities and decrease the crime rate at Jittu Estate in Raiwaqa.

These were the words of Jittu Estate Residents Association chairman, Marika Yalimaiwai.

“Jittu Estate is knows as a red zone because of serious criminal activities such as burglary, rape, grab and run among others,” Mr Yalimaiwai said.

He said they wanted to engage the youths of their community into something meaningful to become better citizens.

“The majority of the youths in our area is unemployed and they are either school dropouts or single mothers.”

Mr Yalimaiwai said they wanted to create a relationship between the people of Jittu Estate and the business sectors for them to come forward and help the youths.

Similarly, the People’s Community Network’s Veilomani Youth Club secretary, Pasepa Toga, said they wanted to create opportunities for the youths.

“Most of the youths are unemployed and if we engage them in something useful then we will be able to avoid crimes in our community,” Ms Toga said.

Senior Inspector Ravu Dansey said the important purpose of working with the community was to get to know them better and help combat crime. He is the Fiji Police Force’s Community Policing and Youth coordinator – Southern Division,

“We need to strengthen and highlight the partnership between the police and members of the community,” Inspector Dansey said.

He said it was the responsibility of everyone in the community to look after one another.

“We want to prepare young people for them to be able to participate in the community.”

Inspector Dansey said they wanted to promote acceptance and understanding amongst the youths.

zafiya.shamim@fijisun.com.fj

 

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