NJS takes out LJS Shield
THE National Judicial Service (NJS) are the champions of the PNG Law and Justice Sector Sports Challenge for 2006.
They narrowly edged out the Public Prosecutors team on points to take the Shield.
"It has been a good turn out for our staff. I want to thank all those including our bosses who made time available to attend," said Ms Vai, NJS' team official.
Deputy Tournament Director Kila Dick praised the team's performance.
"They have managed to get two of their teams into the finals. And, they managed to play very well in both their volley ball and netball matches," said Mr Dick.
He said despite NJS's brilliance, other teams also showed exceptional stamina.
Mr Dick said the Public Prosecutor (PP) and Magisterial Services (MS) teams were also top teams, adding that it was unfortunate, they were not able to snatch the first prize.
Acting Attorney General Fred Tomo when closing the games, thanked all the agencies for fielding a team. He said sports was a unique event that united the sector and enhance the sectoral spirit and he hoped, this should be sustained.
"This social gathering today, bolsters the spirit of togetherness amongst the agencies. It really demonstrates that the sector is solid and working together to achieve a common goal - "A Safe and Peaceful Society.
Deputy Director of the PNG Sports Commission (PNGSC) Peter Chalapan urged the Law and Justice Sector to have a regular sporting competitions.
"Sport is not about competing overseas or winning. It is about participating together as a team and about meeting people and competing freely," said Mr Chalapan.
Teams that participated included Department of Justice and Attorney General(DJAG), Public Prosecutors Office(PP), Public Solicitors Office(PS), Legal Training Institute (LTI), Magisterial Services(MS), Department of National Planning and Monitoring(DNP&M), Ombudsman Commission(OC), Correctional Service (CS), Police (RPNGC), Justice.
Funding for the Sports Day came from the PNG Law and Justice Sector Secretariat (LJSS) with assistance from AusAid.
For further information on the games, please contact, Joe R. Kanekane, on Phone: 323-3098 or Fax: 323-0850, or email; email@example.com
PNG Law and Justice Sector: Incorporating, Department of National Planning and Monitoring, Justice and Attorney-General, Office of the Public Solicitor, Correctional Service, National Judicial Service, Ombudsman Commission, Police, Public Prosecutor's Office, Magisterial Services,