By Jack Lapauve Jr – EMTV, Port Moresby
A brave youth from Isale village in Ialibu, Southern Highlands Province has voluntarily surrendered his home brew equipment to Ialibu Police yesterday.
Jack Martin of Isale village surrendered after getting pressure from his parents, Councilor John Wepo and the Kepiki tribesman to stop the illegal activity.
The group met at the police station and handed over the equipment to the Station Commander, Inspector Mack Hanema.
Inspector Hanema upon receiving the equipments welcomed the efforts to clean up the ongoing problem within the province.
Hanema says this is one of my projects in Ialibu/Pangia to clean and weed out illegal activities like home brew production, sales and marijuana cultivation.
“It’s the third surrender of home brew which two are from the Lama community in 2013 and now from the Isale community” he said.
“And now I’m taking a pro-active approach to pin out this illegal activity while working closely with the community leaders to make Ialibu/Pangia a better place”.
A community leader of the Kepiki tribe, Warea Kay, thanked the youth in making a tough decision to stop the illegal activity.