YOUTH ENCOURAGED TO KEEP HOMES AND COMMUNITY CLEAN AND SAFE
A local community leader has encouraged youth to take ownership of the safety and health and hygiene of their community at a recent clean up activity.
“We are starting to see an increasing population of the youth as urban areas such as NCD are running out of resource to cater to these shortages.
Engagement to occupy the young mind is key as we thank the CPL Group and its community services arm, CPL Foundation, for recognising the promise of youth. We are able to secure refreshments and community spirit to clean our streets, walkways and drains. Crime and destitution is common in our community but we are taking a positive approach by starting with them young,” said community leader, Ms Ottie Sarufa.
Mahuru is a pre-colonial settlement, a once resting spot for sea-faring groups from the Gulf province who take part in the widely documented Hiri Trade. It now has a majority ethnic population of Gulf-descent sailors and traders.
Post-colonial times have seen a growing disparity in living standards as Port Moresby became the hub of modern economic activity for Papua New Guinea.
“We are proud to support initiatives to better the community. Law and order in clean communities is everyone’s responsibility. The city is starting to grow smaller as the population is growing bigger, and how do we take proactive steps to curb a crisis where resources are becoming scarce,” said Sir Mahesh Patel.
The weekend clean-up sessions are an organised monthly activity.