Minister of Home Affairs Stephen Kampyongo says his ministry is enhancing capacity building by making in house training mandatory.
Mr. Kampyongo says acts of criminality in the country have evolved and it is important for officers to acquire up-to-date skills to fight crime.
He says forensic investigations are important in addressing the challenge of insufficient evidence in prosecuting criminal cases.
The minister was speaking when he launched the International Institute of Certified Forensic investigation professionals – IICFIP- Zambian chapter in Lusaka.
Mr. Kampyongo said the newly launched chapter is important for the country as it will complement government’s efforts in fighting crime.
And IICFIP Global President Sosthenes Bichanga said forensic investigations are important for effective investigation.
Meanwhile IICFIP Country director Gibson Mwewa said the Zambian chapter will work closely with government and the private sector to fight crime.