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LAWYERS URGED TO EDUCATE CITIZENS ON LAW AMENDMENTS

Staff Reporter 2/10/2014 | | |

A senior lawyer in the government has urged other lawyers in the province to assist wherever they can, to educate the rural population on important changes done to the country's laws.

Department of Provincial and Local Level Government Affairs lawyer Matalau Nakikus, says the department with the Constitutional Law Reform Commission is visiting provinces to consult on the review of the provincial and local level government.

Mr. Nakikus urged ward, LLG, and provincial leaders to be attentive when the team starts their visits this month. 

Leaders from the various government levels have been urged to ask questions and give their views on how to address existing law and order issues. 

Mr. Nakikus also challenged lawyers to be supportive of such exercises, and to do their part in educating those at the ward level on these changes. 

One such proposed legislation before Parliament is that of District Development Authorities to substitute the functions carried out by Provincial and District Joint Planning and Budget Priority committees. 

Nakikus says dealing with wards, LLGs and districts is a challenge, and that is why members of the legal fraternity should help to educate the people on both the court's and their responsibilities in upholding law and order in their communities.

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