August 14, 2016 10:13 am

Eradicating the growing problem of drugs is vital

The Fiji Police Force has challenged the people of Navosa, present at the 40th-anniversary celebrations of Navosa Central College in Keyasi to work together and eradicate the growing problem of drugs in our land. This was the message relayed by Assistant Commissioner of Police Isikeli Vuniwaqa. ACP Vuniwaqa said the Force was always appreciative of […]

The Fiji Police Force has challenged the people of Navosa, present at the 40th-anniversary celebrations of Navosa Central College in Keyasi to work together and eradicate the growing problem of drugs in our land.

ACP Isikeli Vuniwaqa is joined by the Turaga ni vanua's to cut the cake for the Navosa Central College 40th Anniversary Celebration in Keiyasi. (Fiji Police)
ACP Isikeli Vuniwaqa is joined by the Turaga ni vanua’s to cut the cake for the Navosa Central College 40th Anniversary Celebration in Keiyasi. (Fiji Police)

This was the message relayed by Assistant Commissioner of Police Isikeli Vuniwaqa.

ACP Vuniwaqa said the Force was always appreciative of the contribution schools made in the evolution of Fijian societies and Navosa Central College was no different.

VUNIWAQA: “We firmly believe in engaging students at this level with the understanding of nurturing discipline in your lives which will result in improved academic achievements and ultimately make you strong citizens of Navosa and Fiji.”

While highlighting the organisation’s concern with the involvement of Fiji’s youth in criminal activities, he also took the opportunity to address the Turaga ni Vanua’s, old scholars, current scholars as well as parents and guardians about an issue that has recently cast a negative shadow on the people of Navosa.

VUNIWAQA: “I will fail in my duty if I don’t address you all youths and parents about the continuing drug issues in our beloved Navosa. Indeed the police are not at all proud of what we are seeing in your beloved land.”

ACP Isikeli Vuniwaqa during the Navosa Central College  40th Anniversary celebrations in Keiyasi earlier this week. (Fiji Police Force)
ACP Isikeli Vuniwaqa during the Navosa Central College 40th Anniversary celebrations in Keiyasi earlier this week. (Fiji Police Force)

He also said that government is equally concerned with the effects Marijuana has on the people of Navosa and Fiji.

VUNIWAQA: “I therefore, wish to reiterate today of our continuous call to help the Police in helping your community become drug-free”.

School Principal Mr Kiniviliame Naciqa said Navosa Central College has contributed towards many facets of nation building with many of the former scholars stamping their mark in the private and public sector as well as in the sporting arena.

He added the ruby celebration encouraged the management of the school to put in place a theme of “New Direction, New Mindset, New Navosa”.

NACIQA: “Academically, according to the Nadroga Navosa Provincial Council record on education of iTaukei students, Navosa Central College has proven itself and is in the top list.”

In support of the Principal’s statement ACP Vuniwaqa called on current students to broaden their horizons and reach for the stars when planning their future.

VUNIWAQA: “Learn, look and walk past the hills of Navosa towards the opportunities out there in our towns, cities and beyond the horizon of our beloved Fiji and use those experiences to become good citizens of this country.”

“To parents and guardians, mentor and monitor our children to uphold good values and principles of living, only if we can do that then we can see a safer and strong community in Navosa and Fiji.”