15 Jan 2014

PNG governor considers liquor sale clampdown

11:29 am on 15 January 2014

Papua New Guinea's National Capital District is set to crack down on the sale of alcohol in unlicensed premises or outlets.

The District's Governor Powes Parkop says the consumption rate of alcohol by Papua New Guineans is excessive and leads to a lot of disorder in the communities, as well as to law and order issues.

The initiative comes after Mr Parkop pushes through a ban on betel nut sales in the city.

The Governor said it was time to get rid of filth in the city and restore some pride and lost dignity in terms of being the capital city not only of PNG but of the Pacific.