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Fiji Corrections hopes for budget increase

October 23, 2015 5:10 am

The Fiji Corrections Service has made a budget submission to the Government for $42 million.

For the 2015 budget, the service received $38 million.

Commissioner of Corrections, Lieutenant Colonel Ifereimi Vasu, says capital development is a key priority area for them.

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“The focus is on the infrastructure that is mainly the Lautoka Remand Centre, the women’s correction centre, the Dog units on the Western side, also looking at how we can continue to improve the cemetery around all over Fiji, the roads, our institutional quarters, that’s where the focus of our request to sort and also just in line with normal operations.”

With an additional four million dollars, Vasu says they wants to complete the remand centre in Lautoka which will house 168 at full capacity and the women’s remand centre which will house 48 inmates.

The 2016 Budget announcement will be made on the 6th of November in Parliament in Suva.
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