Yumi Lukautim Mosbi Projek
Yumi Lukautim Mosbi (pronounced 'you me lookout im Moresby') is an initiative supported by the Australian Government (AusAID) in Port Moresby and run under the auspices of the Law & Justice Sector Program. It is managed by the Urban Safety Advisory Committee of the local City Council called the National Capital District Commission.
The objective of YLM is to reduce crime and to enhance public safety by engaging 'grass roots' of PNG society, in particular the residents of Port Moresby, and combining their efforts with appropriate Law and Justice Sector agencies. Private sector and Corporate Sectors agencies being major stakeholders in urban safety are now participating in the Projek with a revitalized focus on urban safety through better service delivery and engagement of community.
Awareness of community projects cross cutting issues and activities by way of short 30 second 'Infomercials' on National television and radio have been the most prominent manner in which YLM has ensured the concept community engagement has left the Workshop environment and reached the Nation. No actors here, real people, real prisoners and real police at grass roots community level offering the Nation of PNG their advice on making it a just safe and secure society for all. Positive messages on negative issues
Yumi Lukautim Mosbi DVD song
The Rabiagini Youth are all ex-raskols (criminals) who have had enough of crime and of the hardship and pain that it has caused them, their families and their communities.
Collectively they decided to prevent other young people in the same predicament from getting involved in crime & so commenced a campaign of creating awareness through music by directly addressing social issues which have impacted on their lives; their songs provide positive messages on negative issues such as crime, family and sexual violence, HIV AIDS and government corruption. Yumi Lukautim Mosbi Projek, the AusAID supported initiative, has made it possible with the provision of musical instruments and the boys have done the rest. This is their first 'grass roots' song, "Yumi Lukautim Mosbi", which touched on stopping crime and becoming involved in making Port Moresby safer, was a so well received in the Nation that it made it to #5 on the Top 20. In fact they are known to most viewers and listeners as "Justice"
Their names are:
Lawrence Martin Band Manager
Francis Tokai Lead Vocalist
Steve Guria Lead Guitarist
Charlie Maba Base Guitarist
Sylvester Aite Drums
Terence Alai Back up guitar / vocalist
Paul Mangen Keyboard