Govt. committed to stamping out corruption

Mumbwa, March 24, ZANIS---Government has reiterated its commitment to stamping out corruption in order to restore public confidence in the public service.

Mumbwa Acting District Commissioner Charles Hampende said the general citizenry has lost faith in the public sector because of rampant corrupt practices that have since compromised and affected public service delivery.

Mr. Hampende, who is the District Administrative Officer for Mumbwa, said government would ensure that corruption was eliminated from the public service.

The Acting DC said this when he officiated at the public sittings of the Legal and Justice Sector Reforms Commission in Mumbwa district today.

The commission is led by Justice Frederick Chomba.

Mr. Hampende said government has provided a platform through which the general public can correct wrongs in society by submitting recommendations to the commission that will improve delivery of justice.

He challenged the commission not to render the gathering as a mere academic exercise but ensure that it becomes the starting point for restoring public confidence in the public sector.

Mr. Hampende has since assured the people in the district that government has developed strategies and mechanisms to ensure that the legal and justice system in the country was transformed and modernised to improve delivery of fair and responsive justice.

And Justice Frederick Chomba urged residents to ensure that matters of concern to the society were addressed through the submission of practical recommendations.

Justice Chomba has since told the general public that they were protected by the law  hence should not to be intimidated.