Western Highlands board to regulate sale of alcohol


THE Western Highlands Liquor Licensing Board will start to regulate the sale of alcohol in the province again after 20 years.
Intergovernment Relations Minister Kevin Isifu has reapproved the board’s Act after the original was lost when the provincial headquarters in Mt Hagen burnt.
When certifying the Western Highlands Liquor License Act, Isifu called on other provinces to review their regulations.
Meanwhile, Provincial and Local Level Government Secretary Dickson Guina said that: “Since 1999, Western Highlands had no liquor license law.
“In 2016, WHP worked to redo their provincial liquor law in consultation with the department.
“The provincial executive council then passed it on Nov 11, 2018.
“And so Minister Isifu has to certify the law.
“As of today, the Western Highlands provincial liquor law is being enforced.
“The law is to control the sale of alcohol and also to boost internal revenue.”