Justice Cannings was sworn in this morning at the Government house by Governor General Sir Michael Ogio, in the presence of his fellow brother judges and the media.
Deputy Chief Justice Sir Gibbs Salika, Justice Sir Bernard Sakora, Justice Allan David and Justice Les Gavara-Nanu attended the event.
The swearing-in today comes after Chairman of the Judicial and Legal Service Commission and Attorney General Ano Pala, re-appointed Justice Cannings for another three years commencing June 24, 2016.
The re-appointment was done on Feb 19, 2016. Justice Cannings presides over human rights cases at the National Court. He is currently the residential judge in Madang.