Legal aid service providers Network (LASPNET) together with the Greater North Parliamentary Forum have re-launched a campaign to move a private members bill in Parliament to have legal aid and administration of justice bills enacted into law.
Addressing key stakeholders at meeting to devise collective strategies for the passing of these bills, the executive director of the network Sylvia Namubiru said that much as the justice bill is now in cabinet, there is need to bring the legal aid bill on board since the two bills complement each other.
Namubiru said the delayed passing of the two bills have adversely affected over 80% of the people who cannot afford to access justice.
She added that once the two bills are put in place, the government will reduce on the cost it incurs on prison services since prisoners will have access to legal aid and also curtail corruption in the judiciary.
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