Morobe’s former Governor, Luther Wenge, is challenging the Public Solicitors and the Ombudsman Commission to get a court order from the national court against the government.
This follows reports of staff members from these institutions being locked out of their offices in Port Moresby since Tuesday, due to non- payment of rentals.
“The government has an obligation to make sure that those institutions survive and perform their constitutional obligations,” Mr. Wenge said.
The former magistrate, said those two respective offices have the the right to get a court order because these are government institutions that need to keep functioning.
“If they don’t provide any money or anything incidental for their constitutional duty, then they have the right to go to the national court and get an order against the government of this country,” said Mr. Wenge.
He said this issue now affects the services that these offices provide and is challenging those in authority within those bodies to take the matter to the court.
“Why aren’t they exercising their rights? We need the OC to perform it’s constitutional obligation. The public solicitor’s office is the same,” He further added.
“I call on them to immediately exercise their right under the constitution,” said Mr. Wenge.