PRESIDENT Lungu has said that the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) must not be used to settle scores.
The Head of State has further said opportunistic members of the Patriotic Front (PF) and the executive must not use the office of the DPP to advance their own causes.
President Lungu was speaking at State House yesterday when he swore in Fulata Siyunyi as Zambia’s first ever female DPP. Caroline Sokoni once acted in the position.
President Lungu has advised the new DPP that he expects the office of the DPP to be independent, impartial and serve its intended purpose.
President Lungu observed with concern that the office was abused in the past, adding that he does not expect to witness the same thing under his leadership.
President Lungu advised Ms Siyuni to be dedicated and focused as she carries out her duties.
Ms Siyuni who has served the bar for more than 20 years said promised to serve to the best of her abilities.
Meanwhile President Lungu also sworn in Chewe Bowa as Sate House Commissioner of Police.
President Lungu urged Mr Bowa to ensure that there is discipline especially amongst the officers serving at State House.