Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill, yesterday opened a new state-of-the-art courthouse building in his electorate of Southern Highlands Province.
This long-awaited infrastructure will serve the people of Ialibu-Pangia, as well as other neighbouring districts in the province, and facilitate the more efficient management of issues that come before the judicial system.
“Courthouses like this are very important as they will guide us in settling our issues in a civilised manner,” PM O’Neill said.
The Prime Minister said addressing law and order issues at all levels of society is one of this government’s main policies, and the opening of this building is a show of confidence that we are moving forward in the right direction.
“It is important that we continue to maintain this infrastructure on a regular basis, therefore I urge all you public servants and the people of Ialibu-Pangia to take ownership and good care of this new building.
“Delivering such services and infrastructure in the districts is this government’s main priority,” he said.
Also present at the opening of this district courthouse building was the resident judge of Ialibu and Pangia Districts, Justice Steven Kassman, and the Secretary for the Department of Justice and Attorney-General, Laurence Kalinoe.
Accompanying the Prime Minister was Minister for Works, Francis Awesa, and Mendi MP, De Kewanu.