GYNNIE KERO DWU Journalism student
COMMUNITY Auxiliary Police (CAP) in Wewak, East Sepik province, has decided to use music to carry out law and order awareness in preparation for the forthcoming festive season.
Last Saturday, Nuigo settlement in Wewak came alive with musical entertainment provided by Bluff-Inn Soul’s Eddie Elias and other young talents which set the stage for law and order awareness for the Christmas-New Year by CAP officers.
Gordon Tilae, office-in charge of CAP 13, said they decided to use a different concept of attracting crowd to get their message of law and safety across to them because music often drew huge crowd.
A huge crowd that swelled to observe the performances was cautioned by CAP officers to celebrate Christmas-New Year with friends and families and not to cause trouble.
Acting provincial police commander Charlse Parinjo thanked the band and its members for their part in helping police in bringing the message across to the communities.
He said the law was for everybody and urged everyone to play a part in ensuring law exists in their communities.
Meanwhile, police in East Sepik had received K50,000 assistance from the East Sepik provincial administration to carry out its Christmas operations.
The acting PPC said he had enough men for the operation and did not need help from outside like previous years as it was an expensive exercise.
Mr Parinjo said his main target was the liquor vendors who do not possess licences of any sort but operate illegally.
He said almost all problems that the public faces were liquor related and police would not hesitate to hunt down and arrest illegal liquor sellers.
Insp Parinjo said he had a list of all liquor operators who had licences and asked the public to report any sellers operating outside of law.