By MAIMBO MWEEMBA
Southern Province Minister Cornelius Mweetwa says the Government will always respect court judgments to entrench the rule of law and enhance constitutionalism in the country.
Mr Mweetwa said Government has guaranteed the independence of the judiciary for it to be impartial and effective in the dispensation of justice.
“Government will endeavor to strengthen all the institutions of governance to provide and guarantee security, safety, human rights, civil liberties and justice for all, it will also modernize the operations of the judiciary to speed up the dispensation of justice and change the narrative associated to the Judiciary regarding the disposal of court cases,” he said.
And he also appealed to Government to increase the number of court buildings in Southern Province.
Mr Mweetwa was speaking at the ceremonial opening of the criminal sessions for the Livingstone High Court.
And Livingstone High Court Judge Justice Willie Sinyangwe said there is need for Government to renovate the old high court building in the Tourist Capital.
Justice Sinyangwe also advised officials in the Judiciary against engaging in corrupt practices and warned that those found wanting will be dismissed.