Free legal advice day held in Windhoek

20 Sep 2019 10:40am
WINDHOEK, 20 SEP (NAMPA) – The Office of the Ombudsman and the Law Society of Namibia held a free legal advice service day in Windhoek on Thursday.
The event in Katutura gave people the opportunity to be empowered with knowledge and get educated by important legal institutions, with lawyers providing their services for free, which amongst others included the drawing up of wills and estates.
In her opening remarks, Chairperson of the Khomas Regional Council, Rachel Jacob explained that many a time, people have serious problems with legal implications but the avenues to get legal aid are expensive, while some also find it difficult to reach such institutions, thus making such services inaccessible.
“Our people are left unable to make informed legal decisions thus becoming compromised and sometimes cheated out from due benefits,” she said.
Jacob also urged community members to make use of the Ombudsman’s office if they do not get proper service from government institutions, saying the office was deliberately established to protect all.
“Information is power and I believe accessing legal information will enhance our people’s freedom of choice and equip them better when engaging in justice issues,” she said.