2024 Legal Year

Enhancing justice delivery with technology

Themed ‘Enhancing delivery of Justice through technological innovation’, the legal year in the province was officially opened by Justice Dr. Vergil Narokobi.

Justice Narokobi in his remarks, firstly commended the police and joint forces for maintaining law and order in the province during the events of Wednesday January 10. He said it gave the public, business houses and investors confidence to maintain normal operations.

Legal year opening underway in Imbonggu

In attendance are Chief Justice Sir Gibbs Salika, his deputy Justice Ambeng Kandakasi, the judges of the National and Supreme court, magistrates and members of the judiciary including lawyers.

Governor for Southern Highlands William Powi, the Defence Minister Dr Billy Joseph and member for Mendi, Raphael Tonpi are in attendance.

For the first time, the legal year is being opened in the district and will be followed by the opening of the National Court House later in the day.

New Ireland opens legal year

The event, held at the Kavieng National Court House, witnessed the presence of esteemed members of the legal community, government officials, and representatives from the law and justice sector.

The proceedings commenced at 8:30 am with a dignified march along Boluminski Road, led by members of the disciplinary forces, including the Police and Correctional Service. Justice Pitpit inspected a guard of honour before proceeding to the United Church grounds for the dedication service.