Nchito warns prosecutors against corruption

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—Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Mutembo Nchito, has warned prosecutors in the country against corruption.


Mr Nchito says prosecutors who allegedly accept fees from members of the public are in a wrong profession.


Mr Nchito says corrupt prosecutors compromise the rule of law, confidence and integrity of the judiciary.


The DPP was speaking in Lusaka today when he presented certificates to 30 prosecutors who under-went a three-months Prosecution Course at the National Institute for Public Administration (NIPA) and sponsored by the United Nations (UN).


He said a qualified cadre of prosecutors is vital to moving the judiciary forward to the aspirations of the Zambian people.


He noted that police public prosecutors play a critical role in the dispensation of criminal justice in the country 


He challenged the graduands to ensure that cases are fairly dealt with expeditiously at courts namely; the Magistrates, High Court and at the Supreme Court.


And passing a vote of thanks, Francis Mwela, said the training is an eye opener in the dispersion of criminal and financial cases.


Inspector Mwela of Luanshya Central Police Station challenged his fellow graduates to put the gained knowledge into practice.


He assured the DPP that the good image of the judiciary would continue as it has always been.


And NIPA Executive Director, Answell Saka, said his institution remains committed to the fight against crime through training of key players in criminal justice system.