Youths urged to make a change for the future

With the rise in homebrew consumption among youths, Milne Bay provincial youth coordinator Vicky Wesley urges youths to stay away from consuming homebrew and drugs as these are illegal.

She said it’s time for youths to change but it’s up to every individual to make the change within them.

 “If you feel you need to change, the only way out is to say no and say yes to change as the drugs and homebrew will only land you in more trouble and negativity.

“The need to change must come from within you and it takes a lot of boldness and courage to do so.”

LLG youth development council to be set up in Milne Bay

The Council will be set up under the youth program for the provincial community development division.

Provincial youth coordinator Vicky Wesley says the ultimate aim is to establish a mother body for Huhu LLG, which consists of 29 wards, including Ahioma and Nigila.

Under this program, they have been organising youths to surrender homemade guns and homebrew equipment.

The youths of Ahioma and Nigila took the first step to surrender their items last week to police.

Milne Bay youths surrender guns and homebrew equipment

About 200 youths from the two wards surrendered a homemade gun, two sets of live ammunitions and nine gas cylinders.

Among the youths are seven mothers who brew and sell homemade alcohol (steam) to the youths in order to earn income especially single mothers.

The mothers did not attend the ceremony but surrendered their homebrew equipment.

Milne Bay provincial youth coordinator for the Community Development Division Vicky Wesley said the youths have surrendered on their free will in order to make a change and have a fresh start.

Youths challenged to identify full potential for positive use

The PNG Em Mi Yah Campaign under the National Strategy for Responsible, Sustainable Development in PNG (StaRS) is engaging people especially youths to support the Strategy.

This is by making their own personal commitments to responsible, sustainable development.

StaRS is the roadmap to ensure the country’s rich natural resources and development opportunities benefit all, today and tomorrow.

PNG EmMi Yah! Campaign team member Anaseini Vesikula said a lot of times youths don’t understand the potential that they have.

Hundreds of city youths celebrate International Youth Day

IYD is an awareness day designated by the United Nations.

The first IYD was observed on 12 August, 2000.

The purpose of the day is to draw attention to a given set of cultural and legal issues surrounding youth. 

It is meant as an opportunity for governments and others to draw attention to youth issues worldwide.

The event in Moresby commenced as early as 5am at the ‘Walk for Life’ event with National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop.

Bougainville youths urged to be responsible

Consumption of alcohol is now being blamed for a lot of incidents involving youths and young adults alike, including married couples.

A very nasty incident happened in Arawa two weeks ago following an episode of drink driving. People throughout Bougainville do not want it to happen again.

And to make it worse, youths are now having access to weapons, especially guns and knives.

Former BRA planner and veteran Ben Kamda told Loop PNG that youths must know how to behave now and be prepared for the future.

Be change agents – Youths

The Economic and Social Council was established by the United Nations Charter in 1946 and is the main arm for coordination, policy review, policy dialogue and recommendations on economic, social and environmental issues, as well as for implementation of the internationally agreed development goals.

The youth delegates, Ms. Abigail Havora and Ms. Bronwyn Kili, met with other youth representatives from around the world and discussed ways in which young people can play an active role in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Youths in cells over home brew

Aged 15 and 17, the two, originally from East Sepik, were caught by police drinking near the main drain outside the Kone Tigers Park this morning.

Police report that a patrol unit saw the two acting suspiciously and approached them when they realized the lads were drunk on home brewed alcohol.

The two will be charged with homebrew consumption and will be referred to juvenile officers for counselling.

Meantime a man aged 45 was also arrested for drinking home brew in that area late last night.

That man is also in the Boroko cells.

Enga youths in court for burning cemetery

The Waigani District Court today transferred the matter to Wabag where the alleged offense was committed.

Bonac Lambu and Frank Joe, both of Iamele village in the Laiagam district of Enga Province yesterday appeared at the Waigani District Court.

Both were arrested in Port Moresby and will now have their case transferred back to Wabag town after Criminal Investigation Detectives in Wabag made a request.

Commonwealth urges Pacific to engage youth

Commonwealth youth ministers are meeting in Samoa next week to discuss the issues and challenges facing the region's youth.

The programme manager Sushil Ram says at 60 percent, the Pacific has the highest youth population of any commonwealth region and engaging young people in development is simply common sense.