Aiya leaders must stop constant fight

Letters, Normal

The National, Wednesday, April 27, 2011

I REFER to your front page report “Tribal gunfight leaves 11 dead” (April21).
Such wanton killing is continuously happening in Aiya LLG, Kagua-Erave.
So far, the LLG has seen three tribal conflicts this year.
I call on the leaders to put a stop to the fight before it gets out of hand.
The people of Kagua-Erave were peace-loving some 20 years ago.
They do not know how to use a modern weapon and were even afraid to see them.
Frankly, these weapons were owned by the state (police, PNGDF or CIS).
Now, leaders who want to gain instant popularity are providing guns without a care about the end result.
In terms of human resource, Aiya LLG has one of the highest numbers of people working outside the district and overseas.
The question I would like to ask is why there is no control over the fighting.
Is it simply because the leaders are fighting against each other and as a result the people are forced into it?
Those who want to be leaders must do something for the better of their respective communities.
Fighting is not the solution.


Aiya One
Port Moresby