Kwikila national courthouse

Judge reiterates call for help

Speaking during the opening of the Central Province circuit legal year on Tuesday, the judge explained that it is a very expensive exercise to conduct National Court circuits.

Despite National Court circuits being an expensive exercise, Justice Mogish said it must be done for justice to be seen in the rural areas.

It costs K300,000 to conduct one circuit, which is a duration of 10 days.

In a year, there are three National Court circuits where court parties go out to the provinces that don’t have a resident judge. 

Central Court commences circuit

A parade by members of the Royal PNG Constabulary and the Correctional Service was held this morning to mark the commencement of the legal year opening for the province.

A dedication service was also held to commit the legal year to God.

Central Province administrative judge Panuel Mogish encouraged all in the province to work together to dispense justice in the rural areas and to make Central a model province in the delivery of justice.

He said working in partnership is the way forward.