Youths told to avoid homebrew, marijuana during Xmas


POLICE are warning young people to avoid drinking homebrew and harassing others during the festive season as they could lose their freedom during the celebrations.
NCD Metropolitan Superintendent Perou N’dranou told people during an awareness on violence against women at Kamali village in Rigo, Central, on Tuesday to abstain from drinking homebrew (steam) and smoking marijuana in the village during Christmas and New Year.
Youths were advised not to drink steam and cause unnecessary trouble during such times because if they did so, the law would find them in any village.
Harassing women and girls, sexual abuse and other illegal activities should stop now to bring out safer community.
“Police will not come and stop it, what happens has to be changed from individual’s home first,” he said.
He said men blame alcohol for causing trouble but it was an excuse to spoil others at first.
United Church Pastor’s wife Nancy Tau said those young people involved are from primary, secondary schools and those living in the village involving illegal activities of homebrew-making and marijuana.
N’dranou said the warning had to be taken seriously and if anyone caught breaching it would be dealt with police from National Capital District that he would make available.
“I will send my own police to the village,” he said.
He encouraged community leaders to support the women and to stand with them.

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