LASPNET Uganda “Legal And Service Provider Network,” a Non-government organization based in Uganda yesterday took the initiative to support access to Justice by donating bicycles to lawyers in the fight against injustices in local areas and help reach legal services to the Vulnerable.
The bicycles were handed over to lawyers under the Legal Aid law scheme by the LASPNET general secretary Ms. Sheilah Muwanga at the Secretariat.
These bicycles will facilitate the movement of the rapid response lawyers to deliver services and access clients at the grassroots. LASPNET General Secretary Board of Directors, Ms. Sheila Muwanga said the main reason for issuing bicycles to lawyers was to change the perception and also bring Legal services nearer to the poor and the vulnerable in the society.
This initiative to take free legal services closer to the society comes after Laspnet lodged a campaign “#PassTheLegalAidLaw” to request the 10th parliament pass the legal aid Law to help the marginalized and the vulnerable have access to free legal services.
LASPNET, in its tracks to promote a free and Just society in Uganda, was on the 5th of August seen to launch a legal Aid office at the Wakiso district human Rights committee office in cooperation with the Foundation For Human Rights Initiative Uganda (FHRI).