Legal Aid Commission opens door in Bua

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama at the opening of the Legal Aid Commission branch at Nabouwalu in Bua. Picture: SUPPLIED

RESIDENTS in the Northern Division have been assured of Government’s commitment to bring legal services closer to all Fijians.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama reiterated the assurance while opening the Legal Aid Commission office at Nabouwalu in Bua on Vanua Levu yesterday.

“We will continue to come to you with the services and infrastructure you need to make life better and to secure an even brighter future,” Mr Bainimarama said.

He urged the northerners to make good use of the services that were being provided in those offices.

Members of the public at the opening of the new Legal Aid Office branch in Bua. Picture: SUPPLIED

There are now three Legal Aid Commission branches in the North – Labasa, Savusavu and Nabouwalu, and there are plans to open one office in Seaqaqa, Macuata, by the end of July.

Prior to 2007, residents in the North who seek the services offered by the Legal Aid Commission had to travel all the way to Labasa to access those services.