Courts, church must unite

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PNG Law Society spokesman Michael Apie said the judiciary and religion are the only hope left for
the country as the legislature and the executives arecorrupt.
This message was given to members of the legal fraternity and religious community on Monday at the 2010
legal year opening in Goroka, Eastern Highlands province.
Mr Apie’e, who spoke on behalf of the PNG Law Society to acknowledge members of the legal fraternity, churches and the disciplinary forces participating in the legal year opening, said other systems of
the Government seemed to have been compromised by greed.
“The Christian faith and legal systems now form the basis of PNG,” he said
“All members of the legal fraternity and church leaders must now take up the challenge to perform
and show their leadership.
“We need to do things right now, if not all the hopes will vanish,” Mr Apie’e said.
Goroka’s resident National Court judge, Justice Joe Yagi, said members of the legal fraternity also needed spiritual guidance to perform and deliver.
“The judiciary and the disciplinary forces, especially the police and Correctional Services, need constant spiritual reinforcement with the input of churches.
“We need to continue to find spiritual guidance in our work,” Justice Yagi said.
He applauded the church service held at Seigu United church for the legal year opening where lawyer, Davis Steven, was the guest speaker.