SPORTS is a key tool to keep youths away from involving themselves in illegal activities in the communities that they live in.
However, they need the support of the government and business houses.
With this in mind, a new executive has been elected into office to manage the affairs of Port Moresby Souths Rugby League competition with the aim of engaging youths in rugby league to keep them away from criminal activities.
The league president Ben Nime and his members, comprising of vice-president Micheal Ipai, treasurer Yelo Pandan and secretary Kuma Vere are taking on this strategy to keep their youths in the notorious Kaugere settlement to participate actively in sports to change the reputation of the community they live in.
“It is all about changing the bad reputation of Kaugere and Sabama youths and bringing out something positive for the people living in this part of the city,” Nime said.
The competition that kicked off last October had seen an overwhelming interest in the electorate.
However, he admitted that the major problem was a lack of support from business houses and government agencies.
Nime is working closely with his executives to map out plans for this year.
He acknowledged the support of Telikom (PNG) Limited who had been helping them for the last three years.