Community vows to stop growing marijuana

National, Normal

The National, Friday February 21st, 2014


A COMMUNITY in Yangoru-Saussia district,  East Sepik, wants to turn a new leaf – by giving up growing marijuana.

The Nakadokum community is known for growing and selling marijuana, with many families admitting they earn their living from selling the drug.

A campaign led by the village court magistrate, peace office and ward councillor resulted in youths agreeing to change their lives.

More than 1,000 mature marijuana plants were uprooted from three gardens.

The surrender ceremony was held at the Nakadokum  council on Wednesday in the presence of Police Mobile Squad members.

Ward councillor Sakarias Mangawa said for too long they had been having law and order problems because  people were growing and selling marijuana.

He warned the youths about the danger of marijuana.