Peace gradually returns to Lae

National, Normal

The National,Friday 09th December 2011

THE situation in Lae is improving daily as normalcy returns, with no major crime reported since last week.
This is a positive assessment by Lae metropolitan commander Supt Nema Mondiai.
He pointed out that the deaths of a Menyamya man and a Kabwum man killed last week as isolated from the ethnic crisis in Lae.
The deaths were settled by relatives on both sides on the understanding that they each lost a life and were even.
“The situation in Lae is very quiet so far, and business is picking up again and people are moving freely on the streets in the city.”
The enforcement of a liquor ban in Lae, parts of Huon Gulf and Nawaeb districts which share borders with Lae, has also contributed to the trouble-free environment.
An increasing number of liquor outlets are being closed by authorities after operators allowed customers to take liquor out of their premises.
Some outlets, especially those outside the city, are still selling liquor.