Boys town needs help

National, Normal

The National, Monday February 10th, 2014

 THE Erap Boys Town, one of two boys juvenile detention centres in the country, is in dire need of assistance, according to its management.

Brother-in-charge of the centre, Clement Wisake of the Divine Word Brothers said they were facing problems managing the centre. 

He urged the Government to help the Erap Boys Town located in the Erap valley in Morobe, about 20km outside Lae.

It was built in 1984 under the stewardship of the late Father William Libert, an American Catholic missionary. He had built the Wewak Boys Town in the 1970s. 

Under the government-church partnership, the centre was supposed to be funded by the Government and managed by the church. But Wisake said the centre needed Government assistance.

“We have written to the Government on many occasions telling them about our problems but nothing has been done,” Wisake said.