Pulida Wo is a Mobile Application developed by the Uganda Law Society (ULS) to extend Pro Bono Legal Aid Services to the masses. Pulida Wo may be translated to mean Your Lawyer/Advocate. For smartphone users, the Android Application is available for download on Google Play Store. The Application can be installed on smartphones running Android Version 5.0 and above.
How it works
Once installed on your smartphone, you will need to login with either your Gmail or Facebook account. Pulida Wo will also require access to your Location service in order to notify you of the nearest advocate.
In order to extend services to the nonsmartphone users, ULS has also incorporated a USSD code. All a user has to do is dial *284*14# in order to get connected to an advocate closest to your current location. The ULS will in the month of October 2019 conduct countrywide trainings for lawyers and the public on how to use the Pulida Wo App.
Monday 14th October Jinja 9:00am
Tuesday 15th October Mbale 9:00am
Wednesday 16th October Gulu 9:00am
Thursday 17th October Arua 9:00am
Friday 18th October Kabarole 9:00am
Saturday 19th October Mbarara 9:00am
Saturday 19th October Kabale 2:00pm
Pulida Wo was officially launched on 28th June 2019 but the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanyah, during celebrations organized by ULS to mark the 9th Pro Bono Day.
Source: MAKERERE University