Destruction of liquors in the office yard of Jayapura Regent, Friday (May 26) – IST

Mayor of Jayapura committed to fight alcohol


Destruction of liquors in the office yard of Jayapura Regent, Friday (May 26) – IST

Jayapura, Jubi – Member of Commission I Papua House of Representatives, in charge of government, politics, law and human rights, Laurenzus Kadepa supported the Regent of Jayapura, Mathius Awoitauw in demonstrating his commitment to combat liquors in his region.

He said the commitment of governemnt to eradicate circulation of liquors should be followed by other regional governments in Papua. In disciplining the circulation of alcohol, Jayapura Regency Government involves various related parties. Cooperation among stakeholders is important to succeed target policy in the region.

“This is one of the leaders’ attitudes, implementing the existing rules, Jayapura Regent does not say much but focuses on his actions. Since he took office he has never issued alcohol license. Last year despite the pro and cons, he dared to close Tanjung Elmo localization,” said Kadepa Sunday (May 28).

The regent of Jayapura, Mathius Awoitauw and related parties, destroyed thousands of bottles of alcoholic drinks, drugs and other illegal goods on Jayapura Regent Office yard last Friday (May 26).


Thousands of bottles of alcoholic drinks, drugs and number of other illegal goods were confiscated by the authority of Airport Terminal Klas 1A Sentani during the last six months.

The Regent of Jayapura, Mathius Awoitauw, said, in order to suppress the circulation of alcohol in his region since he took office five years ago, he did not issue any permission to alcoholic sellers.

“But in fact, some still sell illegally. To prevent this, we continue to intensify the raids to locations suspected of selling. We also continue to make an appeal to stop the sale of alcohol, “said Awoitauw. (*)

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