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Graffiti an embarrassment to the county says PNG PM O’Neill

Typical Gaffiti in Port Moresby
PNG PRIME Minister Peter O’Neill has branded the use of spray paints for graffiti, vandalism and defacing services as “a terrible practice and an embarrassment to the nation”.
He tabled the Summary Offences (Amendment) Bill 2018 in Parliament yesterday which would outlaw such practices.
The proposed legislation will ban the importation, distribution and sale of spray paint in cans and containers, which is being used for graffiti in cities and communities.
“The use of spray paints for graffiti, vandalism and defacing services is becoming a terrible practice and an embarrassment to our nation,” he said.
“This is an imported nonsense cult activity and it’s destroying our infrastructure and public services right across the country. It certainly must be brought under control.
“We are inserting a penalty clause to deter those who are responsible for this behavior. This amendment will make it illegal to import and distribute, selling of spray paints in the country.”
The use of spray paints on public properties will attract a fine not exceeding K10,000 and/or imprisonment of a term not exceeding three years.
He thanked the departments and stakeholders who contributed to preparing the amendments to the Bill.
Meanwhile Parliament rose yesterday, after three weeks, and would resume on November 6 at 2pm.

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