By DORISH KAMBA
NCD metropolitan commander Chief Supt Fred Yakasa has challenged the Government to change the education policy to stop the drop-out system.
This would allow students to continue to higher education and minimise young people doing nothing in the community.
He said this during the presentation of certificates to youths who participated in last Christmas and New Year’s safe campaign held at Gerehu police station yesterday.
More than 200 youths from the Rainbow and Gerehu suburbs who participated in the safe campaign aimed at keeping the community safe and trouble-free during the festive season last year, received their certificates from the Yumi Lukautim Mosbi Project.
While officiating, Chief Supt Yakasa said: “How people live without law and order problem is very important. People from different origins live in Port Moresby, thus, there must be respect, peace and understanding among everyone.”
He said employment opportunity was limited for everyone and challenged the Government to provide training skills for youths as they were the most important people in the community.
Foundation manager for Ginigoada Bisnis Development Foundation (GBDF), Gabriel Iso, said there had been a great change with the police and youth attitude today.
“In the past, youths play hide and seek with police, but today, they have come out and worked together which has solved a lot of community problems previously seen as hard for police to cover,” he said.
Yumi Lukautim Mosbi’s deputy coordinator Paul Pusal, who also officiated, encouraged the youths to continue provide such services to their communities and opportunities would come their way.
Meanwhile, GBDF will provide a further training to all the youths who participated in the campaign.
The maximum length of training is three months depending on the courses.
Courses provided are equal to the vocational courses.
The safe campaign started in 2005 and is under the urban safety which is supported by the law enforcing body, churches, communities and youths.