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CRR Alkalolu Trained on Dispute Resolution, Customary Justice System

Thursday, 29th July 2016

"The training, organised through the Gambia-EU Cooperation Access to Justice and Legal Education Project, is aimed at increasing the knowledge of the alkalolu on their roles and responsibilities with a view to enabling them execute their duties effectively and participate in the maintenance of peace in their respectively villages.

Speaking at the official opening in Janjangbureh, the Regional Governor Alhaji Omar Khan said the training would help to increase the knowledge of the alkalolu in their service delivery, particularly in the maintenance of peace and order in their villages, adding that it is of paramount importance to revitalise our traditional norms and values.

“You have to participate well and ask more questions in order to enable you increase your understanding of customary justice system and also to improve your techniques in solving some minor cases without even them going to court,” he added.

Governor Khan noted that land disputes is one of the challenges faced by alkalolu in his region, thus he called on participants to always seek advice in dealing with such kind of problems in order to enable them solve these matters in a very transparent and amicable manner."

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Language: English
Contact: Momodou Jawo

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