The Ministry of Justice and Community Services recently concluded a three-day retreat at the Le Life Resort in northeast Efate, Vanuatu.

    Organized by the Corporate Service Unit of the Ministry, the retreat aimed to revisit the corporate plan, business plan, and staff individual plan and align them with the National Sustainable Development Plan (NSDP). Owing to several setbacks, the planning workshop was timely as it could not be held last year.

    The acting Director General of the MJCS, Arthur Faerua, expressed satisfaction with the participation of all the staff of the Ministry in developing a practical 2024 business plan. At the opening of the retreat, Mr. Arthur Faerua emphasized that the ideas shared during the three days must be realistic and practical to facilitate smooth implementation throughout the year.

    He also added that the new business plan must be reflected in the 2024 budget and encouraged participants to think outside the box to create new initiatives that may attract donor agencies to fund the activities. Despite the Honorable Minister of Justice and Community Services, John Amos Nalau, being unable to attend due to his parliamentary duties, the retreat was significant.

    The first Political Advisor, Russell Nari, stressed its importance and underlined the need for the plans to reflect the government's priorities, particularly establishing an MJCS office in all six provinces and strengthening working relationships with other agencies in the justice sector.

    The retreat was a success, and the Ministry of Justice and Community Services is committed to delivering practical solutions that align with the government's priorities. The Ministry will continue to work hard to strengthen its relationships with other agencies and ensure its services are accessible to all, including those in rural communities.

    The Ministry of Justice and Community Services is a one-stop-shop for all your legal and social needs, with an in-house cabinet, corporate service unit, land ombudsman, and human rights unit, including a child desk and disability desk. Clients can rest assured that their concerns will be addressed with the utmost care and attention.

    Most government ministries held their retreats at the end of 2023 and early this year to review their past year's activities and develop 2024 plans.

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