Mekeo to host day on drug abuse

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The National, Wednesday June 26th, 2013

 VILLAGERS and council of chiefs in Apanaipi, Mekeo, Central are ready and prepared to host the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking. 

As the United Nations member states throughout the world are celebrating this event today, National Narcotics Bureau of PNG will officially stage the international day in Apanaipi village.

National Narcotics Bureau director-general John Mapusa said: “The responsibility to eradicate drug abuse falls on everyone. We all must take proactive approach in our community and society where we live by educating and disciplining our younger generation not to engage in illicit substance abuse. Our youths must take the lead in saying ‘no’ to drugs.”

He said in other parts of the world and certain parts of PNG, drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking continued to have a negative impact on development and stability across all 13 villages within four council wards in Mekeo.