Chimbu places ban on alcohol

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The National, Thursday 29th December 2011

NO alcohol will be sold or consumed in Chimbu for the next 11 days.
A ban on alcohol consumption trading and consumption had been enforced before Christmas and will continue into the week after New Year, police said yesterday.
Chimbu provincial police commander Supt John Kale yesterday confirmed the ban.
Kale warned all liquor outlets and traders that people breaching the ban would be arrested and charged.
He said police would also be keeping a close watch on traders and consumers of illegal substances.
“Police will out in full force to curb illegal sales and drinking of alcohol, homebrew and smoking of marijuana during the festive season,” Kale said.
He said the Chimbu Provincial Liquor Licensing Board had instructed licensed liquor traders of the ban.
“If they are caught breaching the ban, their licences will be confiscated.”
Kale also called on the community and political leaders to control their people to ensure peace and order were maintained.
He thanked community leaders and churches for maintaining peace and unity during the Christmas period.
“I know similar efforts will be made to ensure the New Year is trouble-free,” Kale said.
Eastern Highlands provincial police commander Augustine Wampe warned the people of his eight districts to ensure peace and unity prevailed over the festive period.
He said any criminal elements trying to take advantage and causing problems will be dealt with by the special police operation under way there.
Wampe thanked the people of Eastern Highlands for maintaining peace and unity over the Christmas period.