ADRIAN MATHIAS DWU Journalism student
THE Papua New Guinea Constitutional and Law Reform Commission (CLRC) yesterday welcomed Bernard Narokobi as its newest commissioner following the signing of relevant documents at the Government House in Port Moresby.
The former Wewak MP and former high commissioner to New Zealand took the oath of office together with University of PNG’s executive dean of school of humanities, Prof Betty Lovai.
After taking the oath, Mr Narokobi said law reform continuation was important for constitutional development and was glad to be a part of the commission.
“It is good that a body (LRC) is set up to oversee and perform constitutional duties and I will do my best to work with everyone in the limited time that we have,” he said.
CLRC is happy to have such a person with wealth of experience to play a vital leading role in shaping and moving this nation forward to another level, especially in the law and justice sector.
Meanwhile, Prof Lovai, a re-appointed commissioner foundation member, said laws must protect the rights of people by playing an advocacy role.
“As a commissioner, I would do my best to ensure that children rights are protected and laws really work to help people,” Ms Lovai said.
The commissioning of the duo was officially conducted by Governor-General Sir Paulias Matane and witnessed by director of CLRC professor Lawrence Kalinoe and the media.