Minister of Home Affairs Stephen Kampyongo has launched the first ever International Institute of Certified forensic Investigation Professionals (IICFIP) in Zambia.
IICFIP is an organization that not only brings together Forensic Investigators but also provides Forensic skills training to all that are interested in Forensic Investigations.
Speaking during the launch of the first ever IICFAD at the Mulugushi International Conference Center in Lusaka, Mr Kampyago said IICFIP will make a significant contribution to the Zambian society.
Mr. Kampyongo said IICFIP will help government fight fraud, corruption, cyber, and financial crime.
He said the organization will promote excellence in forensic investigation by carrying out accreditation and training to strengthen transparency and accountability in government as well as private and public entities.
He stated that forensic investigation is of great importance if the legal system is to dispense justice based on sound principles of common law framework.
He noted that forensic science will produce the right evidence and also maintain it throughout the evidence life cycle when it is applied to the crime scene.
He also said IICFIP has a process of training, examination and certification of forensic investigation professionals which results in the availability of competent investigators.
Meanwhile, IICFIP Zambia Director Gibson Mwewa expressed gratitude to Zambia for embracing the forensic investigation organisation.
Mr. Mwewa pledged that his organization will be of value to the government as it will focus on its core values.