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PM assures justice for all

Shayal Devi
Thursday, May 22, 2014

GOVERNMENT is committed to ensuring that all Fijians have equal access to the justice system.

And Prime Minister Rear Admiral (Ret) Voreqe Bainimarama said ensuring the services of the Legal Aid Commission were available in every town and city around the country was a priority.

Speaking at the opening of the Legal Aid Commission office in Sigatoka, he said the expansion of services would continue.

"I've been informed that the Savusavu and Navua offices have been completed and I am pleased to announce that I will shortly be officiating the opening for these two offices," he said.

"Also, three more offices are being planned for Nasinu, Taveuni and Tavua, which we anticipate to open by July this year."

He said with the opening of the Sigatoka office, residents no longer had to travel to Nadi or in some cases as far as Lautoka, to seek legal aid services.

"Not only was this time consuming, it was expensive. And unfortunately at times it prevented Fijians from seeking the justice they rightfully deserved.

"With this new office, we are removing the obstacles of time, distance and expense. Equal access to justice should mean just that — justice that is readily available to all."





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