Deputy PS cautions legal aid providers

17Feb 2018
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Deputy PS cautions legal aid providers

The Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Amon Mpanju has cautioned legal aid providers to ensure they adhere to rules and regulations in their work to achieve the set purposes.

The Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Amon Mpanju

Mpanju made the call in Dodoma when officiating special training on Legal Aid Providers under the umbrella of the Tanzania Network of Legal Aid Providers (TANLAP).

Organised by TANLAP, the training involved 66 member organizations from all regions of Mainland Tanzania with the aim of providing legal aid providers common understanding on the Legal Aid Act No 1 of 2017.

He tasked all legal aid providers to align themselves with the requirements of the law, principles and ethics.

“We are looking at you. We will follow you, as we want to see how you work and the way you reports," he told the trainees.

Legal aid providers need to be good ambassadors of the judiciary while providing legal aid services so as to achieve the expected goals, he emphasized.

They should ensure organizations do not to violate laws, regulations, traditions, customs and culture of the country because they have been provided with funds by donors.

All registered organizations need not engage in unlawful acts through human rights agendas, or face legal actions.

“We want you to conform to the laws of the country. You are supposed to provide legal aid not to abet acts intended to demolish the country,” he added.

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