———Lusaka District Commissioner, Ashell Kampengele, has implored local court clerks in the districts to be courteous when dealing with clients.
Mr Kampengele made the appeal in Lusaka yesterday when he toured Kanyama local courts after receiving complaints from the public that one of the clerks has been hostile and rude towards them.
Mr Kampengele said there is need to restore the lost confidence in the udiciary, saying it must be brought back at all cost.
He said officers in all local courts must exhibit professionalism and maintain their ethical standards if their work is to be appreciated.
Mr Kampengele said it is important that they improve the way they relate with their clients who came from all walks of life and background.
He appealed to the clerks to learn to separate their personal lives from their work as mixing the two would derail their work output.
Mr Kampengele said in as much as they are doing their best there is need for officers in all local courts to double their efforts.
He further advised them not to report for work on time.
And Kanyama Local Court Clerk in Charge, Rebecca Banda, said she is doing everything possible to ensure that she represents the judiciary in a professional manner.
Ms Banda denied the allegations levelled against Kanyama local court clerks, saying they report for work on time and are professional in their conducted.