The National, Tuesday 31st January 2012
Story by ALEXANDER NARA
BETWEEN K10 million K12 million has been pumped out of New Britain Palm Oil Limited (NBPOL) and deposited into the banks in Kimbe, the provincial capital of West New Britain as payouts for oil palm growers within the land settlement scheme areas as well as the village oil palm.
Many young men had moved into making money either by harvesting within their own oil palm blocks or their aging parents’ or putting their services for hire for harvesting oil palm from block to block with the rates of K150 to K200 a hectare.
During those nights after the normal NBPOL payouts, these men were amongst hundreds of others who choose alcohol as the first agenda on their shopping list.
Partying through the night becomes the norm.
But recently some have chosen to be different.
They have reflected, assessed and have decided to change as part of their New Year’s resolutions.
Among those are the young who are in the different churches and fellowships including the group in the picture.
They were seen at Kimbe Independent Life Baptist church to learn about Christ and to end those days of alcohol abuse, drugs and bad habits.