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Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Monday urged the Public Prosecutor’s Office to act speedily against organised crime, and to keep this at the top of its agenda.
Speaking in Maputo, at a ceremony where two assistant attorney-generals, Januario dos Santos Necas and Americo Juliao, were sworn into office, Nyusi said the Mozambican state also wants to see public prosecutors intervene more vigorously in the fight against corruption.
“Corruption robs our institutions of their credibility”, declared the President. “The Public Prosecutor’s Office has the task of combating vehemently all the modern and sophisticated forms of crime which endanger the longings and expectations of those whom we have sworn to serve”.
He added that the State should possess a criminal investigation body with the necessary technical and scientific capacities to assist prosecutors in drawing up charge sheets.
“A strong Public Prosecutor’s Office is fundamental for the efficiency and effectiveness of justice in our country, and to guarantee the rule of law we wish to consolidate”, said Nyusi. He urged Necas and Juliao “to dedicate your knowledge and experience in improving the Attorney-General’s Office and the system of the administration of justice”.
The two new assistant attorney-generals said they would do all in their power to ensure compliance with legality – but Juliao warned that the fight against organized crime must involve not only public prosecutors, but all of society.Source: AIM