“SEMA WORKS WITH PARALEGALS TO RESCUE HUNDREDS OF THOSE BLIND IN LAW IN SINGIDA”
THE BACKGROUND ISSUE
Mr. Jumanne Ramadhan 29 years old, a Mwankonko resident in Singida Mc - Singida region represents hundreds of people in Tanzania who a blind in law. He previously worked as a Guardian at Majengo Street - in Singida town whereby he was accused of theft by the owner of nearby his working station on 19/01/2017, whereby his right was denied by being imprisoned on 10/02/2017 for 3 years and 6 months simply because he was unable to defend his rights. We should not forget that there is say that, "Ignorance of the law has no excuse". His accuser however demanded 10 Tsh. Mil. From Mr. Ramadhan when provided room to talk with Mr. Mauld (hereafter refer as Accuser) by court of law, and he couldn’t afford. After, imprisonment his wife separated from him abandoning 3 years little child to Jumanne's parents who are very old and dependent to him.
After imprisonment Mr. Ramadhan Kitiku (his parent who is very old) met Mr.Haji Ntandu a paralegal from Wasaidizi wa Sheria Singida (WASS) - Singida Mc, who took initiatives. He started by going to Utemini Primary Court to understand how was a case by demanding legal documents for Jumanne imprisonment. He works closely with other paralegals from WASS and other legal instruments. After understanding the issue he was able to draft a refferal on behalf of Mr. Jumanne and met him at ushora prisoner, on later on referral was accepted on 10/03/2017 for further legal procedures. The early stages made it possible for his transfer from Ushora to Singida prison ready to appear in court fully equipped with instructions and guidance from WASS.
This part is about outcomes and not interested He was released by 04/07/ 2017 after making the matter clear responsible. After, release Mr. Jumanne is now responsible for his little child and parents who were both dependent to him, carrying out farming and taking care of cattle for him and his family.
On his side, Mr. Jumanne Ramadhan was thankful for the services he got from WASS and said,
"I am thankfully to these legal aid providers, and I am calling upon other whose rights are denied because of ignorance of law to make the use of them. Now, I am preparing my farm for the next rain session"