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Efforts being exerted to control and prevent instances of misdeeds: Justice Minister

The Minister of Justice, Ms. Fawzia Hashim, said that efforts are being exerted to control and prevent instances of misdeeds in connection with house rent, land sale and the handling of compensation for injuries.

Asmara, 08 October 2013 – The Minister of Justice, Ms. Fawzia Hashim, said that efforts are being exerted to control and prevent instances of misdeeds in connection with house rent, land sale and the handling of compensation for injuries. She pointed out that such efforts by the Ministry are being made in cooperation with communities and government institutions.

It is to be recalled that at a seminar she conducted with community representatives from the Central region, Ms. Fawzia indicated that the Ministry has been working on the basis of civil and criminal legal provisions with direct relevance to customary practices. She further explained that more than 400 community magistrates were established nationwide in the post-independence years with a view to guaranteeing local legal service that spares the population from undesired waste of time and energy.

In the course of the seminar, Ms. Fawzia outlined the current endeavors of the Ministry which pertain to raising service quality on the basis of developing a computer system that enables tracking legal cases, establishment of reliable library and documentation system, the nurturing of more legal professionals, as well as the putting in place of necessary infrastructural facilities. She also stated that joint promotional campaigns would be launched in 2014 to promote popular awareness regarding legal issues in collaboration with the Ministry of Information and other government institutions.

Moreover, the Minister stressed that increased community participation is a prerequisite as regards meeting the cherished national goal of ensuring economic self-sufficiency through raising the production capacity of nationals.

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