Tanzania: Judges for anti-graft court to get training

Tanzanian judiciary said that plans are afoot to train 14 High Court Judges who will preside over corruption cases in the newly established special anti-corruption court.

Mohamed Chande Othman, Tanzania’s Chief Justice, said the judges will be trained at the Institute of Judicial Administration at Lushoto, Tanga region.

Speaking during his visit to the ongoing 40th Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair (DITF), Justice Othman said the judges will be exposed to amendments in the Economic Sabotage and Serious Crime Acts of 2002.

Early this week, Tanzanian Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa announced that the east African nation’s newly established special anti-corruption court started work on July1.

Majaliwa said the government has done everything possible to make sure that the court was established as pledged by President John Magufuli.

President Magufuli had promised to establish the anti-corruption court during presidential campaigns for the October 2015 general election, saying fighting corruption was one of his priorities.

Statistics showed that there were 3,911 cases involving corruption allegations in Tanzania during 2015/16, of which investigations on 324 cases had been completed.

 

Xinhua/Zainab Sa’id