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Attorney General, Mulilo Kabesha advises Legislative Drafters to Research Thoroughly

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Attorney General, Mulilo Kabesha, says high-quality legislation is part of the sound regulatory policy which can contribute to economic development and societal well-being at both local and international levels.

Mr. Kabesha says the government has continued to prioritize the establishment of a sound legal environment that supports the rule of law, peace, justice, civil liberties, and the security of the law.

He was speaking at the Zambia Institute of Advanced Legal Education (ZIALE) postgraduate diploma in legislative drafting program graduation ceremony in Lusaka yesterday.

He said the goal of a drafter is to create legislation that gives legal effect to government policies and communicate the law clearly and effectively.

“The government has a mission to foster accelerated national development through the mobilization and sustainable use of human and natural resources for the empowerment of every Zambian,” he said.

The Attorney General has since urged the 69 graduating students to always do thorough legal research and study the applicable constitutional provisions of the existing law, rules, adjudications and executive orders.

Among the 67 graduates, two are from Tanzania.

Meanwhile, ZIALE Director, Ann Malata, said the legislative and drafting programme is designed to train lawyers in the skills of drafting legislation to regulate and develop the nation.

Mrs Malata noted that Zambia and other countries in the region still require more expertise in legislative drafting, which she said is key to socio-economic development.

She has meanwhile called on the legislative drafting department in the Ministry of Justice to utilise the talent of graduates to assist in the ever growing backlog of legislation that needs reviewing and updating.

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