Tribal fight affects people


THE ongoing tribal fights in Hela are affecting hundreds of people, especially the elderly, women and children, Hela United Church Bishop Reverend Wai Tege says.
Tege urged leaders and people from the province not to look at these fights as a norm.
He noted factors which contributed to tribal fights as cultural differences or cultural conflicts.
Tege welcomed the decision by Correctional Services Minister Jim Simatab for Hela to have its own prison facilities.
At present, remandees had to be transported to Mendi in Southern Highlands and it’s believed to be a costly exercise for the Hela.
“Hela is bombarded by ongoing tribal fights, escalating law and order problems and suspects arrested for crimes are not arrested and charged, and locked behind bars.”

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