Makonese to chair the LRF board

The LRF is pleased to inform all its valued stakeholders that at the Trustees’ Board meeting on 11 March 2016 Mr Thomas Makonese was unanimously elected the Chair of the LRF Board of Trustees. Mr Makonese has had a long and distinguished association with the LRF as well as being much respected in Zimbabwe’s legal fraternity. He was the part-time Centre Director of Legal Resources Foundation Masvingo from its inception in 1981 until 2010 when he then joined the LRF Board of Trustees. He is a registered legal practitioner, notary public and conveyancer and managing partner of Chihambakwe, Makonese & Ncube Legal Practitioners.
 

PROMOTING HUMAN RIGHTS AND ACCESS TO JUSTICE

Legal & Civic Education

The LRF believes that "Knowledge is power" human and legal rights violations thrive on ignorance. It is for this reason that LRF seeks to educate people on their rights, empower them to assert themselves and afford them the ability to take up cases when necessary.

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Offering Legal Services

Offering legal services & responding to human rights abuses. The LRF concentrates on family law issues and provides information and Knowledge to an average 100,000 people each year. Having raised awareness, the trained staff are then available to help individuals to their particular problems.

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Service Provider Training

In support of its work to address the people's needs, the LRF also strives to strengthen service delivery and build the capacity of local authorities to protect the rights of their constituents by training service providers in the justice system and public sector.

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Promoting Law & Policy Reform

Promoting law & policy reform and citizen participation in governance. The LRF researches and provides information on topical issues, most recently on why a strong constitution is important and the different elements that should be present in a democratic constitution.

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Legal Publications

The Publications Unit (LPU) has been described as the hub of the wheel of LRF, linking the various programmes. It produces pamphlets and information leaflets to underpin the education programme and publishing legal texts for the profession, which also contributes to income-generation.

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