The Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar has been undertaking several initiatives aimed at strengthening administration of justice and Good Governance. Some of these initiatives include the adoption and implementation of different Government’s policies, legislation and other Strategies aimed to facilitate service delivery to the public. On the other hand, the Government in implementation of Public, Private Partnership policy creates conducive environment for Private sector to grow and be able to participate in economic growth.
In 2014/15-2018/19 the Government adopted Legal Sector Reform Strategy (LSRS) with six (6) Key Result Areas (KRAs). One among the challenges addressed in this Strategy is the absence of clear system in Zanzibar on how a person can become an advocate. The current system according to the strategy vests the power to the Chief Justice of Zanzibar to grant a lawyer the permission to practice law in Zanzibar. To overcome this challenge, KRA 5 of the strategy come up with strategic intervention provides oversite to the legal practice. One among the key expected output under this intervention is to establish the Council of Legal Education with the ultimate aim should be to establish the Law School of Zanzibar where law graduates could go for practical training.
MKUZA III key Result Area E address the issue of Adhering to Good Governance principles with expected outcome to increased access to justice, respect for rule of law, adherence to basic human rights, and greater participation in the democratic process. On the other hand, the Government adopted the Zanzibar Development Vision 2050 in October 2020. One among the Strategic Directions of the Vision 2050 is to upholding transparency, accountability and the rule of law in government and society, supported by an efficient and competent bureaucracy for public service delivery. The Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar realizes the urgent needs to implement the above National Strategies and decided to establish the Law School of Zanzibar in order to ensure that legal system should uphold the principle that no Zanzibari is left behind to strengthen poverty reduction initiatives.