5 February 2013

Tanzania: Legal Experts to Reach Out to Rural Communities, MPs Told

Dodoma — THE government has unveiled plans to deploy legal experts to reach out rural communities and help educate them on civil liberties.

The Deputy Minister for Legal and Constitutional Affairs, Angellah Kairuki, said in Parliament, that the government in collaboration with the government of Denmark has embarked on a programme known as Legal Services Facility aimed at reaching communities all over the country, to share information on legal affairs.

The deputy minister was responding to a basic question by Rosweeter Kasikila, (MP - Special Seat - CCM), who demanded clarification from the government as to when the Marriage Act would be amended for women in Rukwa Region and other places to benefit from the changes.

"The government is determined to assess and amend various legislations to match advancing technology, economic, science and cultural changes to make sure that all women are fairly treated like any other member of the society," Kairuki explained

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