THE progress of clean up by teams of officers of the Fiji Corrections Service and inmates has been applauded by school principals, provincial leaders and members of the public.
FCS acting Commissioner Kameli Ratuvakalevulevu said the teams had successfully carried out the task of cleaning up at various locations well before the given deadlines.
“Our officers who were deployed to Dawasamu have completed the clean up in the schools there. They were supposed to complete the operation in that area by the weekend but they finished their task ahead of time. All the teams that were initially deployed separately to the schools along the Tailevu coast have now regrouped and are collectively working on cleaning QVS,” he said.
Mr Ratuvakalevulevu said the team would then move on to schools and villages in the province of Ra.
Similar efforts are being made for areas severely affected in the Northern Division by TC Winston.
“The team that was deployed to Savusavu has completed their clean up in that area. They managed to clean up at three schools and the hospital and are now focusing on cleaning up at Nabouwalu. This is a sacrifice on both the inmates and officers part and the priority is to ensure our children resume classes as early as possible,” he said.
The commissioner will also visit Taveuni to assess the progress of cleaning up and determine if more officers and inmates will be required to assist in cleaning schools, the town area and villages.