Supervising Police Commissioner speaks out against kwaso

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA

SUPERVISING Police Commissioner Juanita Matanga has again called on public to refrain from selling kwaso to earn a living.

Speaking at the Commissioner’s weekly media conference yesterday, Ms Matanga said that there are many ways people can earn an income for living and resorting to kwaso should not be one of them.

She said that this week police raided two venues in relation to Kwaso production; one at Namoruka West Honiara and at the Fishing village Central Honiara.

A total of five suspects were arrested.

Matanga said everybody must stand together to speak out against kwaso, this sort of behaviour must be prevented.

“I want to make this call in support of the PPC Honiara City that we must all stand as one people in discouraging such behaviour in our communities.

“If communities and families work together such behaviour will be prevented.”

Matanga strongly urges people not to wait on things to happen before reacting, everybody must act now before it is late to discourage kwaso brewing and consumption.

She said that some reports reaching police on incidents of assaults and disorders in the communities was as a result of kwaso and people must be responsible as police cannot fight alone to end kwaso in this country.

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