Windhoek – Justice Minister Yvonne Dausab disclosed that in 2023, over 10,000 applications for legal aid were received by her ministry. During a Cabinet committee briefing, she stated that of these applications, approximately 7,500 were granted, with N.dollars 35 million allocated to support indigent litigants. The Ministry of Justice has also established a partnership with the Law Society of Namibia, focusing on enhancing access to justice and service delivery.
According to Namibian Press Agency (NAMPA), This collaboration, part of a five-year agreement, will facilitate information exchange and share expertise in legal matters. Minister Dausab highlighted the ministry’s efforts in innovating court services, including the establishment of Victim Friendly Court Facilities and the construction of a new court in Keetmanshoop. The ministry’s internship program has also been successful in providing employment opportunities, involving over 200 interns, including international participants from Canada and the United States.