DELTA MINISTRY OF JUSTICE TO ESTABLISH MEDIATION CENTRES ACROSS 25 LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS OF THE STATE

Mon Sep 26 2016

The State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr. Peter Mrakpor says the Ministry is poised to establishing Mediation Centers in all the 25 Local Government Areas of the State, affirming that the initiative is geared towards promoting the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice in amicable resolution of disputes in Delta.

Barr. Peter Mrakpor made the disclosure on Thursday during a general meeting he held with staff of the Ministry at Hall of Celebration, Okpanam Road, Asaba where he said the Mediation Centers will promote the Meaningful Peace Building Platforms aimed at Political and Social Harmony agenda of the Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa’s administration.

He said, the Ministry has already taken proactive steps in the area of capacity building in equipping staff with the requisite professional skills in mediation, added that the Ministry is irrevocably committed in promoting the use of ADR practice in the State in the amicable settlement of disputes.

While charging staff to be professional, skillful, diligent and organized in the course of their official duties, the Justice Commissioner admonished staff to develop the culture of savings even as he assured Departments whose staff were yet to receive their laptops that they should expect theirs in the second batch to be distributed soon.

He also enjoined Lawyers in the Ministry to be active Members of their respective Local branches of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), saying that the Ministry has fully paid for the Stamps and Seals of every Legal Officer in the Ministry.

Highpoint of the meeting was a sensitization campaign by the Management of Delta Trust Fund Mortgage Finance Limited led by its Managing Director, Mrs. Ruby Okoro who used the opportunity to enlighten Staff of the Ministry to take advantage of the services rendered by the Mortgage Bank to acquire their landed properties or finance the building of their personal houses in any part of the State.

The Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr. Emmanuel Okirhienyefa in his vote of thanks, appreciated the Attorney-General in his wisdom for inviting the Management of Delta Trust Fund Mortgage Finance Limited to the meeting in order for staff to benefits from the Mortgage Finance Bank in owning their personal houses while still in the service.

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