People urged to stop producing homebrew

National, Normal

The National- Monday, February 7, 2011

 tHE Chimbu police commander has made an appeal to the Kunabau people in Kerowagi district to stop the production and consumption of homebrew.

Chief Insp John Kale said the production and consumption of homebrew in Kunabau was high compared to their districts.

Kale said this resulted in many law and order problems in the area.

He said community leaders from Kombuku, Waugla, Sambuga and Gena who had declared war on homebrew and marijuana by handing over containers, rubber hoses and other things used in producing homebrew last year, were not keeping their promise.

Kale said the leaders did not keep their word and did nothing to stop their people from producing homebrew and cultivating marijuana in their community.

He said the leaders were reluctant to report the matter to the police.

Kale appealed to the leaders to come out and report any illegal activities in their area to the police.

He said that police would go into villages by foot and arrest those producing homebrew or cultivating marijuana.

He said if community leaders and law-abiding citizens worked with police, they would maintain peace and harmony in their area.

Kale said the leaders had more local knowledge than police, the information that the leaders would provide would make a difference in their duty.