Commission opens offices

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama speaks to Grace Henao, second from left, Sarita Kumar and Pretika Kumar during the Legal Aid Commission's office opening in Tavua. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama speaks to Grace Henao, second from left, Sarita Kumar and Pretika Kumar during the Legal Aid Commission's office opening in Tavua. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

LOW income families in the greater Tavua area will benefit from the opening of a new Legal Aid Commission office in Tavua Town.

While opening the two new Legal Aid Commission offices yesterday, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said the commission had received $8.4 million in government funding for the 2017 and 2018 financial year.

Mr Bainimarama said more than 40,000 people had accessed the commission’s services around the country.

“Right here in your community in Tavua a team of professional staff will be available to provide individuals with an annual income of below $15,000 with free counselling on a range of legal matters, including legal services in the areas of family, criminal and civil law,” he said.

He said juveniles could also access the services available through the commission.

Mr Bainimarama had also opened a Legal Aid Commission office in Korovou Town, Tailevu yesterday.

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