24th May 03:41 AM
Legal Aid Office opens in the Northen Division
By Iva Danford
Thursday 14/03/2019
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama at the opening of the office in Seaqaqa

Good news for the people living in the Northern Division as they now do not need to travel far for legal advice after the opening of the 4th Legal Aid Office.

While opening the Office in Seaqaqa, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says it is another chapter in his long‑standing commitment to focus government resources on unlocking the  potential of the North by bringing communities, like Seaqaqa to the same level of services, infrastructure and opportunity that can be found in Viti Levu.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama at the opening of the Legal Aid office

The Prime Minister says Legal Aid has helped people a lot of people.

Bainimarama says in the aftermath of the horrific accident in Nabou last year, where eight lives were lost, the families impacted by that tragedy were able to turn to the Legal Aid Commission to seek the assistance they deserved in their time of suffering.

Bainimarama says it was the Legal Aid Officers who helped those families with the paperwork and legal documentation to enable them to assume administration over their deceased family members’ estate, allowing them to receive compensation money from the Accident Compensation Commission Fiji.

Meanwhile, Solicitor General and Chairman of Legal Aid Commission Sharvada Sharma says the opening of the Seaqaqa Legal Aid Commission and in Taveuni today will increase the number of officers in the northern division to 5.

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