New court complex planned for Tari

The Hela Provincial Government has made a commitment to build a new court complex in Tari, Hela Province, in memory of the late Justice Martin Ipang.

Hela Provincial Administrator William Bando made the announcement last night when bringing the body of the late judge to his village.

Apart from that, the Hela Provincial Government will also pay for the school fees of the first child from elementary all the way to university.

Bando explained that however, now that the first child has already completed his studies, the commitment will be transferred to the judge’s second child.

Bando described the late judge as a warrior in his own right.

“Nobody appointed him to be a resident judge in Tari but he volunteered to go and serve my people.

“We are truly blessed by his decisions and enthusiasm to fight law and order issues in our new province.”

Meantime, the Madang Provincial Government has committed K50,000 to the late judge's family.

Madang Governor Peter Yama explained that the money will come from his discretion funds.

The late judge will be buried this afternoon at his mother's village at Wakorma in Bogia district.

(The late Justice Martin Ipang's funeral currently underway at the Malala Secondary School hall)

Freddy Mou