The Ministry of Inner City and Zongo Development in collaboration with the Law Students’ Union at the Faculty of Law, University of Cape Coast has launched this year’s Law Clinic in Cape Coast.
The Law Clinic is to provide justice to those who live in inner cities and zongo communities with the hopes of providing support because of lack of funding and other resources.
Speaking at the launch, Dr. Mustapha Hamid was upbeat that the project would give relief to many people in Ghana, especially those in deprived communities.
“There are many people who have legal challenges because they do not have money or the knowledge to seek justice which they earnestly need. This project is extremely important. My ministry is committed to it and will commit every resource to develop and nurture it,” he assured.
He was hopeful the project would serve as a pilot for a bigger model to be replicated across the country if successfully done in the Cape Coast.
Dr. Mustapha Hamid indicated there should be a conscious effort to make justice delivery accessible to all people and not only to those who can afford it.
“We need to give voice to the voiceless in our society and that is why we need to do more to give people access to lawyers and the justice delivery systems. My Ministry will work closely with the Law Students Union here at UCC to make this dream a reality,” he said.
President of the Law Students Union at the University of Cape Coast, Alexander Hackman Aidoo, who with the support of his Executive, birthed this collaboration with the Ministry and was optimistic the project would be a huge success. He urged for people who crave for justice but do not have the means to take advantage of it.
The Theme for the launch was “Freedom and Justice as Ideals for the Attainment for the Rule of Law.”