President Michael Sata has advised the new Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Mutembo Nchito, to work hard and represent the interests of Zambians effectively by revamping
the judicial system in the country.
President Sata observed that the country was currently faced with a lot of judicial lapses that need to be urgently addressed for the betterment of the country.
The President was speaking at State House this morning when he swore in Mr. Nchinto as DPP.
Mr. Sata noted that these lapses therefore call for Mr. Nchinto to protect the interests of Zambians especially in the sale of the Zambia Telecommunications Company (ZAMTEL) to Lap Green of Libya.
He said there was need for the DPP to also consider the interests of Zambians and not only of the Libyans when handling the matter.
He told Mr. Nchinto to work as a professional so that people do not blame the judiciary whenever an accused person is acquitted.
President Sata further noted that the current legal system was not effective because it was marred with corruption hence the need for the DPP’s office to be proactive.
He cited the privatisation of Lima bank, Kagem Mine and Intercontinental Hotel in Livingstone as some of the cases that should be addressed as they were allegedly done in a corrupt manner.
Mr. Sata has since urged Mr. Nchinto to aim at leaving Zambia a better place than before he was appointed as DPP in terms of the dispensation of justice.
And Mr. Nchinto has thanked President Sata for the appointment and pledged to bring back the rule of law in the management of the judicial system in the country.
Mr. Nchinto said he will work hard and ensure that fair justice prevails in all the cases that are brought before the courts of law.
He dismissed allegations from some sectors of society that the Patriotic Front government’s fight against corruption was a witch hunt and targeted at certain individuals.
He further noted that he will review and study the cases brought under him carefully and ensure that the fight against corruption was supported and enhanced at all times.