Bahi Paralegal Boost
A total of 18 paralegal were trained for six days on various laws including the Family laws, Probate and administration of estates laws, Conflict resolution and mitigations,Human Rights, land laws, laws related with Gender based Violence and paralegal skills and ethics.
These paralegals were chosen from 12 wards of Bahi district, of which CCT we have intervened and operate with various projects includes Paralegals project, village PETS committees and IR-VICOBA projects.
These wards includes Mpamantwa, Mundemu, Chibelela, Ibihwa, Bahi Sokoni,Zanka,Mayamaya,Ibugule, Msisi, Makandaand Lamaiti
Different techniques were used in imparting the legal knowledge to the paralegals such as the drama.Paralegals had to simulate real stories they know from their communities as illustrations for different legal issues.
Also the well known case of BI HAWA MOHAMED Vs ALLY SEFU of 1983 was narrated to emphasize a lesson in matrimonial law.
In this case,
The appellant Bi Hawa Mohamed and Ally Seifu were wife and husband respectively until the dissolution of their marriage by court decree of the Primary Court of Ilala District, at Kariakoo, Dar es Salaam in 1980. In subsequent proceedings, seeking the division of matrimonial assets, the Primary Court held in effect that Bi Hawa Mohamed was not entitled to any share in the matrimonial assets as, to use the words of one of the assessors, “She was only a mere wife, and the house was bought by the husband with his own money”. Bi Hawa Mohamed was aggrieved by the decision of the Primary court and further aggrieved by the decision of the High Court and she obtained legal aid from the Tanganyika Law Society, hence the appeal went to the court of appeal on
“Whether the High Court and Primary Court erred in law in holding the view that domestic services of a housewife do not amount to contributions made by her in the acquisition of matrimonial assets”.
The court of appeal in interpreting the point of laws by holding that the house wife had contributions in the acquisition of matrimonial properties merely by lendering her domestic services. The participants were impressed by this narration and the guts of Bi. Hawa Mohamed.
The paralegal workshop was officially opened by District Division Officer and officially closed by the Officers from District Executive Director. Behind this successful training there is a CCT lawyers duo. Who committedly saw the training through.