The National Government through the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs has applauded the Gao-Bugotu constituency in Isabel Province for handing over a court house to the Ministry at Tatamba substation Tuesday this week.
The more than SB$700,000.00 facility was built with constituency development funds and is determined to improve the provision of justice and legal services to that part of the Province.
Permanent Secretary of the Ministry Paul Mae received the keys from the Member of Parliament for the constituency at Tatamba during a historic ceremony on Tuesday.
“This event marks a milestone for my Ministry, the Justice Sector and the people of Tatamba and Gao-Bugotu constituency as it marked the first time that a community has taken the initiative to build a court house,” Mae said.
PS Mae said this development is not a small achievement and the Ministry if indebted to the Member of Parliament and constituents of Gao-Bugotu and the Isabel Provincial Government for their support to enable justice is made available and accessible at the community level.
“The event demonstrates where your community and constituency places it priorities and justice is definitely a priority here,” PS Mae added.
One of the Ministry’s priorities, according to PS Mae is to ensure justice services are accessed by people in rural communities regardless of the financial hardships the Government is facing during the covid-19 pandemic.
This is done through court circuits in rural areas, access to justice programs and infrastructure development.
With the completion of this new court house, PS Mae said the National Judiciary hopes to conduct more court circuits in this part of the country.