In order to properly serve the people of Zambia through the justice system, President HAKAINDE HICHILEMA has asked the recently sworn-in directors of the Anti-Corruption Commission and the Director of Public Prosecutions to be fearless in carrying out their duties.
According to President HICHILEMA, corrupt individuals frequently inspire fear in elected officials.
The Head of State advises the recently sworn-in officers to make sure they maintain their resolve and carry out their task.
President HICHILEMA asked why some cases take so long to be resolved when he swore in ACC Director General TOM SHAMAKAMBA and Director of Public Prosecutions GILBERT PHIRI.
The two have been ordered by him to shorten the length of the cases and prosecutions.
The head of state questioned why parliamentary petitions took a year whereas presidential petitions just took two weeks.
In the meantime, President HICHILEMA has urged Secretary to the Cabinet PATRICK KANGWA and his Under Secretary OLIVER KALABO to make sure they lead the civil service with their experience.
The two, according to President HICHILEMA, are informed about the public service, and his government will help them provide an effective service.
The Electoral Commission of Zambia’s (ECZ) MWANGALA ZALOUMIS and Deputy Chairperson ALI SIMWINGA, as well as Commissioner MCDONALD CHIPENZI, were also sworn in.
The President has also sworn in musician CHAMA FUMBA, commonly known as PILATO, as the Permanent Secretary for Sport and Art, as well as Zambia’s Ambassador to Japan, TOBIAS MULIMBIKA, and Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet, OLIVER KALABO.