by Mickey Kavera – EM TV, Port Moresby
Port Moresby Northeast youths have called on the National Capital District Commission and their MP, Labi Amaiu to support their newly formed association: The Northeast Reformed Youths Association.
The association is made up of unemployed youths in the Northeast electorate who are determined to change their lives.
Most of these youths have been involved in criminal activities like robberies, carjacking and pickpocketing.
They gathered today at Erima Park in the nation’s capital to have an audience with members of the National Capital District Commission, their MP Labi Amaiu and the police to find a way forward. During the gathering, many of them gave insight into their lives and why they resort to criminal activities. They even surrendered their weapons, signifying an end to their old habits.
They expressed that unemployment has driven them to this lifestyle. Most them now want to embrace change. Through their association, they hope they will find employment to sustain themselves. NCDC Representative, Janet Sape assured the youths NCDC will back their association.
“Many international events will be hosted in Port Moresby, like the 2015 Pacific Games and the APEC [Summit in] 2018. We must work together to make the city a safe place for our visitors,” she said.
She said that NCDC is committed to promote the image of the city and support is needed from youths. Similar sentiments were expressed by NCD Metropolitan Superintendent, Andy Bawa.
Mr Bawa commended the youths for their bold move and hopes to assist in whatever way possible to involve them in life-changing activities.