ESP governor Wararu warns public of election money, HIV/AIDSJune 2 2012 at 12:26 PM
|The National |
East Sepik governor Peter Wararu has urged people especially in his Yangoru-Saussia electorate to be responsible when it comes to their sexual conduct during the election period.
Speaking at the launching of the Yangoru-Saussia district AIDS council, Wararu said people were at a high risk of contracting HIV/AIDS during this time when candidates threw money around, hired prostitutes by the truckload, and hosted feasts and parties to lure voters with free food and sex.
More than 300 people from the East Yangoru local level government area alone are living with the virus. The figures for the other three LLGs are West Yangoru, Numbo and Sausse are equally alarming.
Wararu cautioned candidates to be mindful of sexually transmitted diseases that most of them are likely carrying and not to indulge in their usual ungodly activities of a new woman every night and trading sex for influence.
Wararu said it would be sad to see people missing out on essential services after the election if they die of AIDS.