New hall for Lealea, Papa courts

Lealea Village, outside of Port Moresby, will be handed keys to a new community hall by PNG LNG operator, ExxonMobil, today.

The hall will be used for village court sessions for the Buria Village and its 13 magistrates from Papa and Lealea Village.

Currently all court sessions are held at the Lealea Fish Market, also funded by Exxon, which will be returned for its original purpose.

The new hall cost K234,000 and will also be used to host other community events.

This is the first handover of a number of infrastructure projects carried out by ExxonMobil in 2017.

Cedric Patjole