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Subject: Shame! Shame...Read today's National (30 Dec 2008)

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Date Posted: Tue, Dec 30 2008, 10:44:45am

People, don't tell me that the so-called Legal Advisor of the Enga Provincial Government and Ipatas, Mr Pato Potane is the one behind this illegal sales of beer! He doesn't even have a sense of respect for his neighbors as his so-called business of selling beer and/ hostel in his residential area in Wabag. Pretending to be leaders with closed eyes.

The National, 30 December 2008
Police confiscate unlicensed beer

WABAG police have confiscated 230 unlicensed SP beer cartons and dismantled 50 homebrew containers at six different residences in Wabag town on the Christmas Eve.
During the raid, police arrested a total of 13 people for producing homebrew and a lone person for selling unlicensed SP beer cartons.
Police have also confiscated illegal homebrew equipment at their backyard.
Provincial police commander Supt Michael Chare yesterday said the 13 people included four women, four students aged between 13 and 15 years attending various secondary schools in the province and five men.
According to police reports, the 230 unlicensed SP beer cartons belonged to some well-known public servants.
The suspects are now detained at Wabag police cell awaiting trial.
Supt Chare said they would be charged under Summary Offence Act for unlawfully brewing and illegal trading.
Police reports said the penalty would be six months hard labour.
“More arrests are expected to be made in relation to producing homebrew and illegal sale of unlicensed liquor in the residences,” Supt Chare told The National yesterday.
He said the owners were told to report to police but no one had turned up.
Supt Chare said unlicensed liquor trading or “black market” was rife in the province and his men were deployed in full force to curb escalating of law and order problems.
Meanwhile, Supt Chare had commended the people of Enga province for peaceful Christmas celebrations.
“I am pleased with the attitude of the people here and urge them to maintain the same over the New Year period,” he said.
Supt Chare also appealed to the people not to carry offensive weapons and consume illegal drugs and homebrew in the public places.

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Date Posted: Tue, Dec 30 2008, 01:53:07pm

During my recent trip back home, driving became very risky at night because, people were drinking on public road and caused nuisance to the travelling public. Within a week, i encountered two incidence.

One was in Laiagam town, when a group of drunks, obviously drinking "steam" or home brew, sat on the bumper of the car i was driving. Fortunately someone recognised me and told the would be tugs to get off the car. The other incident happened at "Wakapip" close to Yakenda, where another obviously drunk tug almost smashed the car i was driving with a big rock. Fortunately, a PMV bus belonging to one of my tribesman assisted me and got rid of the tug.

Beer has been banned in Enga, but, there is a loophole. People who own hotels and guest houses are allowed to sell beer. Malya Hotel seems to be placing all the orders and Governor Ipatas' cronies tend to take advantage of that and set up guest houses with no customers, but, are becoming outlets for selling beer only. If there is a blanket ban on beer sales and consumption in Enga, i think most of the problems, such as drunk tugs stoning cars and drunk tugs causing unnecessary trouble will come to a stop.

I believe the illegals sale of beer in the province is promoted by the Governor himself.

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Date Posted: Fri, Jan 02 2009, 02:39:12pm


The laws are made for little people like you and me only.
The likes of Ipatas and Potane are above the laws of our beloved country. They can do anything as they wish. People like them have a special addiction to money, even if they have millions of times more than what they require, they will always be hungry for more. And Potane desperately needs extra cash in the new year to meet his children's education in US dollars so there you go. Desperation!

After all, don't forget, what goes around comes back' and some of these people are already being 'visited' by their own makings of events in the past.

Don't even envy them. They have no qualities at all that make them good leaders (not great leaders because they are not yet good leaders).

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