26 Mar 2009

Calls in PNG to legalise prostitution

5:35 pm on 26 March 2009

The Governor of Papua New Guinea's Morobe province, Luther Wenge, has called on the people to petition Parliament to legalise prostitution.

The newspaper, The National, reports Mr Wenge as saying that HIV/AIDS is killing people even when PNG's Health Department was spending millions in awareness programmes.

The outspoken governor says PNG needs to have practical solutions to curb the rise of HIV/AIDS, and that one of them is legalising prostitution so that female and male prostitutes can be taken care of by specialist doctors.