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President Filipe Nyusi said on Monday that deprivation of citizens’ freedom should be a last resort.
Speaking in Maputo during the inauguration ceremony of three deputy ministers, the Mozambican head of state appealed to the police to consolidate their relationship with the justice sector for the good of the citizens, especially those who are in dispute with the law.
Helena Kida, appointed Deputy Interior Minister, Leopoldo da Costa, Deputy Minister of Health, and Celmira da Silva Deputy Minister of Land, Environment and Rural Development took office yesterday.
“We want a more efficient police, present on the ground and with an immaculate public image. We want thorough, competent criminal investigations that will help the judiciary to clarify crimes in a timely manner,” Nyusi said.
It was also imperative that identification and travel documents be issued in a secure and reliable manner.
According to Nyusi, the police must not only respond punctually to acts and events outside the law, but above all anticipate crime, preventing it from taking place.
“Today, more than ever, we want a humanised police force that does not constitute a threat to its people, a force that helps and assists the national or foreign citizen in our homeland, without discrimination,” the head of state said.Source: AIM Moçambique