Policing and public drinking


I AM disappointed with the poor policing of alcohol drinking in public places in Lae.
I have worked and lived in Lae for almost 35 years and I have seen a lot of hard-working individuals and visitors park their car in a secluded spot and have a drink after a long drive or a hard day’s work.
They often get booked or are made to pay an on-the-spot fine without getting a receipt back in return.
Perhaps the city authorities can allocate a place where people can go and enjoy their beer, even if a small fee is charged for the privilege.
The Lae city policing unit can monitor this area 24/7.
This will be a win-win situation for both the city council and its people,

Chillie Peps
Morobe Province