45 acquire legal drafting skills

45 officials representing government and civil society this week participated in a training in drafting legislations, a move that equips them with skills to draft laws before they are tabled in parliament.

45 officials representing government and civil society this week participated in a training in drafting legislations, a move that equips them with skills to draft laws before they are tabled in parliament.

The facilitators of the three–phase training project that commenced early this year commended the trainees’ performance.

“It is very impressive that after evaluation of different exams, all the trainees beat the 60 percent pass mark,” said Dr. Denis A. Roumestan, a Senior Technical Expert in legal process strengthening,

“We are therefore glad that the message was delivered successfully and all those who scored above 80 percent will train the next generations in legal drafting,” he told The New Times

Frank Gatera, a trainee explained that the workshop widened his understanding on legislative drafting, composition and scrutiny among others, adding that these skills will assist him in producing quality work.

“On behalf of all the other beneficiaries, I would like to assure our facilitators that we will apply the imparted skills and using the same acquired knowledge we believe that the legal drafting process will be faster than it has been initially,” Gatera explained.

The project was funded by the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) under the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Roumestan also noted that in every country, legislative drafting is an evolving field and that the training is a continuous process for improving capacities in a bid to improve the quality of laws.

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