Accra, 25 August 2020 – The Legal Aid Commission (LAC), from 25 to 26 August 2020, held the validation workshop on the Strategic Plan (2020-2025) for the Commission. ARAP, an EU funded programme, implemented by the Spanish public foundation FIIAPP has been supporting the Commission to strengthen its capacity in legal aid delivery.
The event was attended by ARAP representatives, the Board of the Legal Aid Commission, and staff of the Commission from across the country.
The ARAP Team Leader, Ms Ana Sanchez outlined that “this workshop exemplifies the very essence of the Programme, which is to accompany our stakeholders in delivery the necessary steps to fulfill their mandate”.
Participants exchanged views, reviewed progress made, and provided their inputs on how to harmonize their respective work-plans in order to develop a comprehensive plan.
Legal Aid Commission
The Legal Aid Commission ensures that all citizens have equal access to justice and equal treatment before the law. Supported by the Government of Ghana, its goal is to achieve a just and equitable society by providing nationwide quality legal aid.
The LAS is fundamental to the fight against corruption, where legal aid can be offered to citizens wishing to pursue cases of corruption. Encouraging citizens to file lawsuits against public officials in cases of misappropriated funds for example can help to reduce the size of the problem. ARAP supports the training of lawyers and paralegals, as well as public education activities in such anti-corruption efforts.
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