Staff from Ministry of Justice and Constitution Affairs, Ombudsman and Human Rights Commission (HRC) Monday underwent a day long training workshop aimed at imparting them with investigative skills.
Speaking during the official opening of the training Solister General and Secretary for Justice, Dr. Janet Banda SC said the training would equip members of staff with the necessary skills that would enable them carry out investigations effectively and clear the backlog of unresolved cases which are a common feature in the three institutions.
“It is hoped that with this training, delays in conclusion of investigation of cases which negatively affected effective conclusion of cases in these institution would be a thing of the past,” explained Banda.
She further said participants would be equipped with theoretical concepts of investigations, skills of conducting investigations and handling of complaint resolution adding the staff would also learn how to effectively report on the outcome of the investigations.
Banda appealed to participants to take the training seriously and ensure that what they have learnt during the training is put in practice with the ultimate goal of achieving efficiency and relevance of their intuitions as well as for the benefit of the country.
The training is being supported with funding from United Nations Development Programme under the Human Rights Project.
Banda said, “The three institutions are all in the business of safeguarding and promoting the rights of the citizens of the country.”Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :