PNG Supreme and National Courts

PM Lauds Acting Judges

PM Marape congratulated the newly appointed Acting Judges of which six are women.

These judges are Laura Wawun Kuvi, Irene Ann Mugugia, Gertrude Tamate, Tracy Ganaii, Nerrie Eliakim, Camillus Jacob Sambua, Emma Wurr, Gerhard Linge and Michael Thoke.

PM Marape said the Government through the JLSC will ensure more appointments of judges and magistrates are made in the future to reduce the backlogs of cases in both the higher and lower Courts.

Nine new Acting Judges

The Acting Judges were sworn in by the Governor General, Sir Bob Dadae at the Government House this morning.

Chief Justice Sir Gibbs Salika said this is the highest number of Acting Judges appointed at any one time.

The Acting judges include; Acting Judge Nerrie Eliakim, Acting Judge Tracey Ganaii, Acting Judge Laura Wawun-Kuvi, Acting Judge Irene Ann Mugugia, Acting Judge Camillus Jacob Sambua, Acting Judge Emma Wurr, Acting Judge Michael Thoke, Acting Judge Gertrude Tamade and Acting Judge Gerhard Victor Linge.