PPC Tondop Concerned about Drug Abuse in Jiwaka

Jiwaka Provincial Police Commander Superintendent Joseph Tondop has called onthe people of Jiwaka to acceptthe fact that drug abuse is a growing concern and that togtherthey can find solutions to combat it.


The meeting was held at Fatima Secondary School in Benz, North Waghi Jiwaka Province.


The Stakeholders meeting was well – attended by representatives from PolicePNG Defence Force Engineering Bettalion based in Benz, Community Policing, and law and order committees. Also in attendance wasthe Provincial Administrator Tokana Hasavi.


The gthering was aimed at gaugingthe views of all stakeholders on howthey can help to combat drug and alcohol abuse inthe communities. 


Mr. Joseph Tondop has only taken up his post inthe new province, but has observed that school aged children are some ofthe worst offenders of drug abuse. This has prompted him to gaugethe views of all stakeholders onthe way forward to stopthe abuse. 


“We are trying to do is to mobilisethem to acceptthe fact that this is a growing problem and we need to come up with some ideas and strategies to addressthe problem,” Joseph Tondop said.

Another guest atthe gthering wasthe OIC Community Policing for Simbu Province, John Kora. He was invited by PPC Tondop to share his experiences onthe Drug Abuse campaign in Simbu. 


“We conductedthe program in Simbu when Joseph Tondop wasthe PPCthere and it was really effective,” said Kora.

Followingthe stakeholders meeting, a major awareness program will be conducted on drug abuse and its implications on health and education among thers.

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