Associates for judges complete specialist workshop

National, Normal

The National- Friday, February 4, 2011


ONE thing Papua New Guineans mostly lack in our various areas of work is delivery.

Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia said this in his speech on Wednesday during the closing of a three-day judges associates specialist workshop in the nation’s capital.

“Being a judge for some time, one thing I find about us Papua New Guineans is that we are very poor when it comes to delivery,” Sir Salamo said.

He said people often failed to deliver what they required through learning.

He said we really had to pay attention to their executions of duties and deliver the best.

In congratulating the participants for the successful completion of the workshop, the Chief Justice also challenged them to be competent and perform what they had learned during the training. 

He said this was the first formal training for the support staff of judges and magistrates, adding that more of this training programme would follow in the near future. 

Sir Salamo said the Attorney General had approved the setting up of a centre for judicial excellence and a MoU was also signed to set up the judicial education and formal training for the judicial staff. 

He said he had received good reports from his deputy, Justice Gibbs Salika and other judges on the training.

Sir Salamo assured the staff that a better and competency-based trainings would be held when the judicial education programme was organised.