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Zimbabwe delegation in Uganda to learn from JLOS

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Deputy Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Mr Fortune Chasi(Middle)posing for a group photo with Acting Chief Justice Steven Kavuma (immediate right)and other members of his delegation during their visit to Uganda. Photo by Anthony Wesaka  

By ANTHONY WESAKA

Posted  Wednesday, September 3   2014 at  16:44

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JLOS is a sector wide approach adopted by government to bring together 17 institutions with closely linked mandates of administering justice and maintaining law and order and human rights

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KAMPALA

An eight-member delegation from the Zimbabwean government is in the country to learn from the key players of Justice Law and Order Sector (JLOS) to enable them replicate the same in their country.
Led by Deputy Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Mr Fortune Chasi, the delegation has so far visited the Chief Registrar Paul Gadenya who was very instrumental in forming Uganda’s JLOS while he was still the senior technical advisor, Acting Chief Justice Steven Kavuma and the solicitor general Francis Atoke.

During an interface with journalists at Justice Kavuma’s chambers in Kampala on Tuesday, Mr Chasi explained that they chose to visit and learn from Uganda’s JLOS on grounds that its one of the best in the continent.
“We are here in Uganda for about a week to learn more from Uganda’s JLOS and its key players on how they run it. This is because our JLOS is just two years since it was started and Uganda runs one of the best JLOS in the continent,” said Mr Chasi in a brief interface with journalists.

Mr Chasi further during the interface with journalists; explained that given that the JLOS of Zimbabwe is still young about two years old, there was need for them to borrow a leaf from JLOS of Uganda that he said has been around for some time and is effective.
JLOS is a sector wide approach adopted by government to bring together 17 institutions with closely linked mandates of administering justice and maintaining law and order and human rights.
Some of the key JLOS institutions include; Ministry of Justice, Judiciary, Uganda Police, Uganda Prisons, LDC, Ministry of Local government, Internal Affairs ministry, Uganda Law Society among others.

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