National Judicial services

Morobe judicial services to reach rural areas

Residential Judge in Lae, Justice Don Sawong, said they will bring the work of the judicial services out to the districts of Morobe.

"We would like to bring the judicial services to the people. We have visited Bulolo and Finschhafen in the past and now, we would like to include the other five districts as well," he said.

Justice Sawong stated that crime has increased at an alarming rate, with them receiving between 25-30 crimes each month. He wondered whether police are doing their job or lawlessness is increasing.

Temporary court facilities ready for use

 National Judiciary Service Secretary Jack Kariko when giving an update of the construction said the administration block and early works is complete and they are now focusing on the temporary buildings.

 They are also now in the process of getting staff moved into the temporary administration block which will also accommodate the Alternate Dispute Resolution room and court rooms 6 and 7.

“At the beginning of the legal year, court rooms 6 and 7 will now be operating in the temporary area,” he said.