Absence of local court saddens Kalabo DC
Kalabo, August 15, 2014, ZANIS — Kalabo District Commissioner Masela Chinyama is saddened by the absence of a local court justice in N’guma area of Kalabo district in Western Province.
Mrs. Chinyama stated that the absence of a local court justice in the area had resulted in high levels of criminal activities such as rampant cattle thefts that had been recorded without offenders being brought to book.
The District Commissioner was saddened that offenders were taking advantage of the prevailing situation to indulge into criminal activities which has an adverse effect on farming in the area.
She explained that the court of law was a government mouthpiece through which people knew their rights and subsequently injustices curtailed in the community.
Mrs Chinyama said this during her recent visit to the area, today.
The District Commissioner appealed to Ministry of Justice to employ a local court justice as the court only had a court messenger.
The absence of court official prompted local people to turn the court room into a residential home.
Recently over 350 herds of cattle were stolen in N’guma area.