MPs Protest establishment of LDC branch in Mbarara

Hon Nzoghu William wants an explanation on why Mbarara was selected to host LDC’s regional branch

Members of Parliament yesterday grilled the Justice and constitutional affairs Minister Hon. Kahinda Otaffire over establishment of the Law Development Center (LDC) in Mbarara.

Vocal Busongora North lawmaker Hon. William Nzoghu wondered the basic criteria used by the minister to select Mbarara against other regions like the East and North.

The shadow Minister of works said that Mbarara is already privileged with luxurious institutions and government project projects than other major towns like Soroti, Gulu, Mbale or Lira which are still struggling.

In the same plea, parliamentary legal and affairs committee also recommended government to abolish pre- entry exams for student entering law development center.

Its current a pre-requisite for all graduate lawyers entering LDC for their bar course to sit pre entry exams.

Now while reading the ministerial statement for just law and order sector yesterday, Hon Jacob Oboth the chairman legal committee said that they have discovered that these exams serves no purpose.

He said that the committee is convinced that this has limited the number of people qualifying in this professions and thus it must stop.


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