Rwanda | Nyabihu: role of MAJ should be clear to residents
The house that supports local people to get advice on justice and attain Justice known as Maison d’Acces à la Justice in French (MAJ) in Rwanda has been initiated by the Ministry of Justice in all Districts of Rwanda.
MAJ helps people to know how to act and avoid delaying cases and spending much money in hopeless cases due to not understanding their cases and MAJ services are for free as Aimable Musafiri a worker of MAJ in Nyabihu district explained.
MAJ in Nyabihu district was opened in July 2010 and ever since then it has helped many people achieve justice and end many cases that had taken years and years in courts of law as Musafiri goes on to explain.
According to statistics of MAJ in Nyabihu district, it helped 409 people in 2010 after it started its operations, in 2011 it received about 1214 people and by August 2012, it has received 709 people and the total of people that have attained their services are 2332 in the district and they are hoping to receive more people.
Most of the problems of MAJ in Nyabihu district are about land conflicts, polygamy and parents that deny their own children.
Many residents of Nyabihu district say that MAJ came as a solution to their problem with justice as most of them could not manage the services of personal lawyers to help them win their cases but with the arrival of MAJ which provides free services it has helped them attain justice.
Apart from good services, MAJ in Nyabihu district just like all districts of the country, it gives good reception to people, understanding local people and giving them good advice and hope to attain justice.