The annual 59th Morobe Show goers expressed gratitude over the manner this year’s event was organised.
Majority of the show goers mostly females and kids, said this year’s show was well organised when comparing the previous years shows.
One of the females Jinjin Mea said unlike in the previous shows where kids, elderly people and females have fallen victims to harassment, pick pocketing and violence cases, this year’s show was more controlled and their safety was protected.
She stated that in this year’s event, females and kids were able to walk in and out of the show ground freely without having to worry about opportunists preying on them.
The show goers commented on this year’s event after witnessing a trouble free show both on Saturday and Sunday show days.
This was because police, Lae City Authority and Morobe Provincial Agricultural Show committee have banned people from setting up stalls and trade of any activities outside of the show ground area.
Police and PNG Defence Force at Igam Barracks that were engaged ensured that show goers and the general public complied with instructions not to trade any activities outside of the show ground.
Philip Maliaki aged 12 from Wampar Local Level Government area in Huon Gulf District said because authorities have banned the trade of activities outside the show ground, people bought tickets and made their way inside the event venue and watched their favourite activities.
People also behaved when they were inside the event venue.
The usual exchanges of sticks and stones that occurred between security guards and the opportunists was no more this year.
Most show goers recommended that the ban on trade of activities outside of the show ground must be maintained in future events to minimize petty criminal activities.