By: Elizabeth Guka – EMTV News Cadet Journalist, Port Moresby
In a small but significant ceremony, seven jurists were sworn into office last week at the Government House in Port Moresby. The ceremony included the swearing-in of the new Deputy Chief Justice of Papua New Guinea, Justice Ambeng Kandakasi, as well as two National and Supreme Court judges, and four acting judges for the National Court.
Justice Nicholas Miviri and Justice Derek Hartshorn were sworn in as judges for the National and Supreme Court, and Justice Sinclair Gora, Justice John Numapo, Justice David Susame and Justice John Kaumi were sworn in as acting judges of the National Court.
The swearing-in ceremony was witnessed by Chief Justice Sir Gibuma Gibbs Salika, fellow jurists, government officials, and others including families, friends and colleagues of the jurists.