Paralegal Units Formed & Strengthened Bahi & Gairo

Members of Bahi Paralegal Unit along with CCT Program Officer for PSEJGG Adv Beatrice Dengenesa forming the Bahi Paralegal Unit’s Constitution

Members of Bahi Paralegal Unit along with CCT Program Officer for PSEJGG Adv Beatrice Dengenesa forming the Bahi Paralegal Unit’s Constitution

CCT through its Peace Socio-economic Justice and Good Governance (PSEJGG) program had facilitated formation and establishment of Bahi and Gairo Paralegal Units where paralegals from these districts agreed to have Paralegal Units which will operate within their Districts.

CCT's Beatrice and GAPU's Peter in front of Gairo Paralegal Unit office

CCT’s Beatrice and GAPU’s Peter in front of Gairo Paralegal Unit office

Bahi has a total of 43 paralegals while Gairo had a total of 20 Paralegals. These paralegals were a result of continuous training, seminars and workshops facilitated by CCT from 2012 to date. Under the close supervision and mentoring from CCT, the Leadership of BAPU had requested an Office at Bahi Administrative Offices, where they were given a room for an office. Meanwhile in Gairo, GAPU leadership had secured an independent office.

Mr. Mwaluko at Mundemu Village (Bahi) Paralegal Service Centre

Mr. Mwaluko at Mundemu Village (Bahi) Paralegal Service Centre

CCT has managed to facilitate the settings of these Units offices by contributing to the office’s furniture, files and other stationeries. One of the essential requirements for operating a paralegal Units is to one to have an office which will be used for administrative details of the unit as well as the legal aid to the community. Considering the fact that among the work of paralegals is conflict resolution and conflict mitigation, it is imperative that each unit has a set-up that guarantees security of documents, organization of materials as well as privacy of the clients.

Roadside sign for Bahi Paralegal Unit (BAPU)

Roadside sign for Bahi Paralegal Unit (BAPU)

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