Three new magistrates sworn-in

The National, Wednesday July 20th, 2016

THE three new village court magistrates for Tewai Siassi in Morobe who were sworn in last Friday will help boost operations of law and justice in the district, says acting senior provincial village court officer Paul Naralua.
The magistrates were sworn in by senior district court magistrate Jeremiah Singomat in the Law and Justice office in Lae.
Naralua said the magistrates would be the eyes and ears of the Government at the village level.
“Increasing lawlessness would be handled by them and they have a major task to carry out their duties effectively in order to maintain peace and harmony,” he said.
Roselyn Graham, one of the newly-appointed magistrates said she had always been an active member in her community due to her leadership roles.
“Before I took this oath, I use to look after women’s affairs in my ward apart from being a law and order secretary,” she said.
She said she was looking forward to perform her duties as she has been an active member of her community for a long time.
Rex Namongo, another new magistrate said it would be a challenging task but he was capable of handling his duties in order to maintain law and order in his village court area.
“I am a carpenter by trade, however I have been involved in my ward as a peace and law and order advocator so I will do my best for the people.”
He said that he was ready serve his community without fear or favour.