Illegal brewing of Kwaso along Ro’apo’u River

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BY SAMIE WAIKORI

AUKI

ILLEGAL brewing of kwaso (alcohol) along Ro’apo’u River in East Are Are has raised alarm for people in the area.

A youth within the area told this paper yesterday that manufacturing of the illegal alcohol in the area has generated an increase to anti-social activities amongst youths.

He said youths are now deaf to appeals by community elders to stop the habit, and their public attitudes are worsening.

The youth said youths and even elderly men in the area as far as certain parts of West Are Are now driven by kwaso into increase of anti-social activities.

He said at the moment a logging operation was in the area and that even add the deeds into worse.

The youth said when it comes to pay-day, employees and men from the area extending to Waisisi in West Are Are where the logging camp stationed, get drunk and pursue nasty activities.

He said chiefs, elders and church leaders in the area continue to work with men especially youths, but it failed to work.

The youth said they have the money and the production of kwaso is just within the area so it’s quite hard to regulate them.

He said the activities give rise as a result of this illegal brewing tend to hurt people in the area especially women and children who prone to those activities.

The youth appealed upon police to intercept and try to do away with those activities for the safety of the people in the area.

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