NALAG supports proposal for lawyers to do National Service

Chief Justice Georgina Wood

The National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG) has praised a proposal the Chief Justice, Mrs Justice Georgina Theodora Woode, made that new lawyers should do National Service.

Mr Theophilus Aidoo-Mensah, President of NALAG, said the proposal was laudable and called for support from the government to make it a reality.

The Chief Justice made the suggestion in a speech read on her behalf at the opening of a sub-regional conference on Access to Justice for Indigent Arrested Persons in West Africa held in Accra last week.

Mr Aidoo-Mensah, until his appointment as District Chief Executive for Gomoa West, was the Chief Accountant for the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ).

He said some people had suffered injustices due to their inability to engage the services of lawyers.

He said some people might have gone to jail because they could not access free legal service and they had no money to engage lawyers.

Mr Aidoo-Mensah appealed to the Judicial Service and the relevant agencies responsible for enacting laws to expedite action in putting the proposal into law.

Source: GNA

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