THE PNG Law and Justice Sector (LJS) is in the process of re-looking its focus, gearing towards service delivery as its priority.
In line with this move, a four-day retreat will be held by the LJS national coordinating mechanism (NCM) in Kimbe, West New Britain province, this week.
NCM chairman and secretary of the Department of Justice and Attorney-General, Dr Lawrence Kalinoe, said the sector was looking at how best it could deliver services to the nation.
“Service delivery is our priority, together with our partners we will ensure a just, safer and secure society for our people,” Dr Kalinoe said.
“We will, among other issues, discuss the priorities of the NCM which is to focus on the criminal justice track (CJT) – the main objective for the establishment of the LJS in 2003.”
Under the CJT, a list of key focus areas include the village courts, indictable case stream, hearing and sentencing of National Court, anti-corruption and extension of provincial engagement programme.
LJS was established by the Somare government in 2003 to support the implementation of GoPNG of its national law and justice policy through the sector strategic framework.
The workshop is also an opportunity for LJS to realign with the Government’s Vision 2050 launched last year.
The workshop, which starts on April 8, will be attended by members of the NCM and LJS staff.