Sepik village youths say no to homebrew

Momase, Normal

The National –Thursday, January 6, 2011


IT has been a tradition around the globe for people to make resolutions on New Year’s Day.  

At Mindogum in East Sepik, youths from the village destroyed home brew equipment in front of the elderly, women and children promising them of a “steam free” 2011.

Youth leader Harold Koromo said lawlessness stemmed from the consumption of “steam”, which had been high, but they had decided to make this year peaceful for their mothers and sisters, brothers and the elderly.

Koromo said the youths surrendered all their homebrew pots with accessories and promised the entire village, including the village councillor and policeman, that they would not return to their old habits of brewing and consuming “steam”.

Women leader Scholar Frihia praised the youths for making a commitment.

That, she said, would now see women and children move around freely without fear of threat, harassment and intimidation.