RWAMAGANA - In a bid to build the capacity of practicing advocates in the country, the Institute of Legal Practice and Development (ILPD) based in Nyanza district, Southern Province has trained 27 lawyers attached to Justice Access Bureau in Rwamagana district.
Ending the 5-day workshop last Friday, Jacqueline Bakamurera, the Assistant Attorney General, noted that the lawyers have been very instrumental in helping the people in matters related to law and conflict resolution.
“Our objective is to limit conflicts and help the majority of people who are ignorant of the law,” she said.
“Lawyers are equally important in helping the vulnerable especially children and women- who are in most cases victimised just because of their ignorance.”
Oswald Tuyizere, officer in charge of continuing legal education at ILPD, said that the trainees would in turn train the local mediators commonly called known as ‘Abunzi’.
One of the participants, Emile Katisiga, from Musanze district, noted that the knowledge acquired from the training would be instrumental in handling different cases in districts.
“We mainly handle cases of child abuse, domestic violence and land wrangles. The knowledge we received will boost our efforts,” he said.