Court magistrate: Sports unite, bring positive growth

Normal, Sports

The National, Tuesday 10th January 2012

UPNG Journalism student
SPORTS bring peace, unity and prevent youths from getting involved themselves in illegal activities.
It also brings positive developments into the society.
Kundiawa district court magistrate Jeffery Siki said these during his visit to Kompiam, Enga, last Friday.
Siki, a sponsor of the 11th mini-Sula Olympic Games, said leaders and educated people should find better alternatives such as sports that could bring positive change and development to the people and society.
He said he supported the games to foster unity and good relationships among the tribes and people in the area.
“There is always something we can do for good order in the society for our children and mothers to live peacefully. It is about someone giving back something to the society.”
Siki had been supporting the games with K5,000 each year for the past 12 years since 1999 and would continue sponsoring the event.
He had seen positive changes with reduced lawlessness and tribal fights in Kompiam over the years.
Games coordinator Johnson Pakyo thanked Siki for the initiative.
“Your input over the years had fostered a good picture in maintaining peace and order among the people and tribes of Kompiam,” he said.
“We are thankful for your contributions towards community development in promoting peace.”
Pakyo urged the people of Kompiam to maintain law and order in the society.
He said the games had started during the festive season and will end this weekend with the presentation of awards and prizes for soccer, volleyball, basketball and touch rugby.