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Prohibition not the answer to PNG's alcohol abuse | Pacific Beat

Prohibition not the answer to PNG's alcohol abuse

Prohibition not the answer to PNG's alcohol abuse

Updated 14 January 2014, 17:01 AEDT

The governor of Papua New Guinea's National Capital District wants to amend the constitution to regulate and control the use of alcohol.

Powes Parkop says a change to the constituion is necessary to allow police to deal with the drunk and disorderly.

Mr Parkop says he won't be calling for a ban on alcohol because his betel nut prohibition measures introduced last year aren't working.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Speaker: Governor of PNG's national capital district Powes Parkop

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