By Meriba Tulo – EMTV News, Port Moresby
Following months of court-related delays, Attorney General, Davis Steven, has today announced the appointment of Tauvasa Tanuvasa as the country’s new Solicitor General for a three-year term.
According to Minister Steven, the decision to appoint Mr Tanuvasa had been made following recent decisions by the National Court dismissing proceedings brought against the State by former Acting Solicitor General, Faith Barton-Keene.
In announcing the appointment for the country’s Solicitor General, Attorney General Davis Steven, expressed relief following what had been delays to the appointment following court proceedings taken out by individuals over the appointment process. According to Minister Davis, with recent appointments to various offices within the Law and Justice Department, he is confident the department and its line agencies are well placed to provide improved services to the people of Papua New Guinea.
Whilst the appointment of Tauvasa Tanuvasa as Solicitor General has now been completed, Minister Davis has also announced that the Department of Justice and Attorney General will also be soon starting the appointment process for the position of State Solicitor – the State’s Chief Legal Advisor. A process which Minister Steven believes should take less than a month.