Legal Aid Sensitization Program done on the 11th day of February 2020 at Lumumba Complex, Mzumbe University.
Briefly, following a noted trend that the number of clients coming for legal aid is decreasing, the Legal Aid team organized a one-day legal Aid Sensitization Program for 55 Ward and Village Executive Officers within Mvomero District. The program was launched by Dr. Hawa on the behalf of DVC-A in a companion of the Dean-FoL Dr. J. Ubena, the Legal Aid Clinic Coordinator Dr. S. Bakta and Heads of Departments.
The Sensitization program was mannered with training to the participants by 4 facilitators. Dr. S. Bakta being the coordinator addressed participants broadly as to the aim of the FoL Legal Aid Clinic, what it does, Its target to reach villages within Mvomero, ethical issues, category of persons deserving legal aid, free of charge kind of service the clinic offers, how to get service at FoL Legal aid Clinic, etc.
Mr. Ignas Punge addressed the participants as to the Civil Justice System. He addressed the key modes of resolving civil disputes including negotiation between the disputants, mediation and litigation. He then enlightened the participant on key considerations before instituting a civil case and stages of prosecuting a civil case.
Dr. H. Massawe addressed the participants on land issues especially on meaning, categorization of land and land dispute machinery. She pointed out the types of machinery involved in handling land disputes and the mode of approaching each.
Mr. C. Kilonzo addressed the participants as to the Criminal Justice System. He addressed basic principles governing the criminal justice system including a presumption of innocence until it is proved otherwise and a requirement that there must be specific law making a certain conduct an offense and a punishment for he who commits. He addressed the basic rights of the accused including the right to respect, dignity, health services, and no torture.
Dr. Hawa(right)on the behalf of DVC-A in picture with the Dean-FoL Dr. J. Ubena(left) and the Legal Aid Clinic Coordinator Dr. S. Bakta(middle) during
one-day legal Aid Sensitization Program for 55 Ward and Village Executive Officers within Mvomero District.
Participants attended one-day legal Aid Sensitization Program for 55 Ward and Village Executive Officers within Mvomero District held at Mzumbe University.