Lakiemata jail

Judge to visit jail to check prisoners’ rights

Cannnings will travel to Kimbe on August 24 to visit the jail and specifically check if Water PNG is supplying clean water to prisoners at Lakiemata jail, in the matter of basic rights under section 67 of the Constitution.

This comes after the court on May 15 summoned heads of PNG Power, Water PNG, Treasury and Finance departments, and Correctional Service to appear before Justice Cannings.

Lawyer for Water PNG Jack Lomai told the court today (July 1) that Water PNG carried out tests on the water supply at Lakiemata and said it was safe for consumption.