Petroleum & Energy Minister, Honourable Kerenga Kua was the guest speaker at the 2019 gala dinner for local firm Jema Lawyers.
At the material time, Minister Kua was Acting Deputy Prime Minister and Attorney General. Minister Kua, himself formerly a practicing lawyer with Posman Kua Aisi Lawyers, reflected on the challenges of managing a local law firm. He emphasised that for Jema Lawyers to have successfully practiced for almost eight years was a testament to the great potential of the firm and its staff.
Minister Kua congratulated the firm’s leader Mr McRonald Nale and his staff on another successful year and encouraged that they continue to uphold integrity in the pursuit of justice.
Amongst other dignitaries, the dinner was attended by Inter-Government Relations Minister, Honourable Pila Niningi and the Commissioner General of the Internal Revenue Commission, Mr Sam Koim.
Jema Lawyers, amongst other notable achievements in 2019, merged with local law firm Spot Check Legal Services, bringing its number of lawyers up to nine and support staff to 17.
On 14 December 2019, the dynamic firm capped a successful 2019 legal year by hosting staff and family members on a full day of recreation. The day began at 6:30am as 26 staff and their families travelled to the Varirata National Park, outside Port Moresby, in Central Province for a cool morning trek followed by a picnic. They also had the opportunity to experience the famous Koiari Tree house and learn off its history. The cool air and change of scenery were no doubt a refreshing experience enjoyed by all.
By 2pm the whole team was checked in to Gateway Hotel as the Christmas decorations by Bilas Events went up in the Jacksons 1 conference room. The gala dinner began at 6pm with creative prizes up for grabs, photography by Skel Picsa, entertainment by Insomnia and a comedy act by PNG 4 Reals. The buffet supplied enough energy for the night ended with an enthusiastic Carols by Candle Light marathon led by the musically gifted Office Manager Ms Velma Ninjipa.