Legal and justice sector resumes public sittings


The legal and justice sector reforms commission has resumed sittings in Zambezi district to receive oral and written submissions from members of the public.

ZANIS reports that the justice Frederick Chomba led commission which is being chaired by the solicitor general Abraham Mwansa has assured Zambians of government’s political will to transform the legal sector.

Speaking today at the official opening of the public sittings in Zambezi District, in North-western province, Mr. Mwansa said the commission is committed to ensuring that the submissions from members of the public are not wasted but are upheld.

Mr Mwansa has since called on the people of Zambezi district to take advantage and make submissions in order to serve the current and future needs of the people.

And Zambezi District Commissioner Lawrence Kayumba said the commission is an important undertaking as most of the security wings such as the police service, the correctional service and immigration department need reforms.

Mr. Kayumba has since appealed to the commission to consider building offices of the legal aid board in all the provinces.

And one of the petitioners Joel Kaviwa 65 submitted that the police service was allegedly corrupt and that some female police officers get involved in love affairs with wealthy suspects hence compromising their work.

And 69 year old farmer Wilbert Chipopu accused the legal practitioners of being corrupt and partisan in the execution of their duties.

The commission will this Wednesday July 12 sit in Mwinilunga district and close with Solwezi district on Friday 15th July.



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