Chiefs from North West Guadalcanal have made s general called for all communities in Solomon Islands to cooperate with the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) to put an end to the production of the illegally brewed alcohol, locally known as Kwaso.
Solomon Star’s North West Guadalcanal stringer John Toki said consumption of kwaso among youths of Sagalu is increasing at an alarming rate.
Mr Toki said as such, chiefs from villages of North West Guadalcanal have decided to raise their voices, extending it to other community leaders to all work together against brewing of kwaso.
“We want all community leaders to condemn and all stand against this activity in a collective effort to discourage and eventually put an end to kwaso production.
“Selling of Kwaso in communities are well coordinated by producers and agents therefore to crack down on this illegal activity, it requires the concerted efforts of community leaders and not just police.”
Mr Toki said the many criminal activities in their communities were the result of youths consuming kwaso.
“Some of the illegal activities include road blocks, assault, stealing and demanding.”
Toki added that the chiefs and elders within Sagalu ward appealed to all communities throughout the Solomon Islands to help the police crackdown on the illegal activity.
“Only if village elders, church leaders and the community members as a whole help police, there will be very minimal success in the fight against this illegal activity.”
By AATAI JOHN