The British government says it is impressed by the commitment shown by the current Zimbabwean government in ensuring the rule of law, transparent and efficient justice delivery is availed to all its citizens.
Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy, Ambassador Simon Thomas said this while handing over a well stocked library to the National Prosecuting Authority this Friday morning in Harare.
The development comes as the British government continues to warm up to Zimbabwe’s new administration.
The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, Cde Ziyambi Ziyambi, who officially opened a library which was stocked by Britain through the International Commission of Jurists at the NPA head office, reiterated the Zimbabwean government’s commitment to restoring confidence in all spheres and upholding the sanctity of the law.
“President Mnangagwa is firmly committed to ensuring the Zimbabwe restores its place in the family of nations,” he said.
Ambassador Thomas noted how Britain was impressed with the efforts of the government in ensuring the rule of law prevails.
“I am quite happy and so is Britain at the commitment shown by President Mnangagwa’s administration,” he said.
The beneficiary of the criminal law books and other current legal books and head of the NPA, Advocate Ray Goba commended the gesture by the British government and said the books would go a long way in assisting law officers play their role.
Also present at the handover of the library books and equipment was Chief Justice Luke Malaba, who also pledged to donate cyclo-styled judgments to the NPA.
The NPA currently has 152 branches in the country which are all in need of research material. The authority is also affected by the unavailability of enough lawyers owing to poor working conditions.