Department donates vehicle to help services

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THE Department of Justice and Attorney-General recently donated a new vehicle to its Kokopo office in East New Britain (ENB) to maintain its magisterial service and other functions of the department to its respective districts and local level governments (LLGs).
Secretary for the Justice and Attorney-General Dr Eric Kwa said during a church dedication service for the vehicle at Kinabot in Kokopo that certain functions of the department had to be decentralised to provinces and districts.
Dr Kwa said in view of the department reviewing and restructuring various sectors, its certain functions with ENB should start with focus on the village court system in districts and LLGs.
“The department is negotiating with respective provincial administrations and DDAs (district development authorities) to come to some understanding to partner in decentralising some functions and improve the efficiency of the court system bringing its functions closer to the people,” Dr Kwa said.
“Four of our provinces in the country have been given a vehicle each to empower the work of our village court officials. They are Madang, Morobe, Central and now ENB, with East Sepik yet to receive a vehicle,” Dr Kwa said.
He said the vehicles would be useful in helping deliver most court system functions to the people and try to minimise law and order issues is communities and the country.

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