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As of Tuesday, the Mozambican Public Prosecutor’s Office has 466 magistrates spread throughout the country, thanks to 15 new members who will strengthen the district prosecutor’s offices.
“In addition to achieving the goals of our strategic planning, in terms of territorial coverage we guarantee the strengthening of the prosecutor’s offices that deserve greater attention in terms of complexity and procedural demand,” said the Attorney General of the Republic (PGR), Beatriz Buchili, during the inauguration ceremony in Maputo.
The new staff were placed in cross-border districts, in conservation areas, as well as in areas with high historical and cultural heritage, she added.
Buchili wants increasingly firm action in cases related to the environment, biodiversity, public health and conservation of cultural and historical heritage.
In Tuesday’s speech, the PGR also said it was necessary to strengthen the capacity of magistrates to dedicate themselves selflessly to actions to prevent and combat corruption.
Buchili said that corruption has become one of the greatest scourges that can undermine the foundations of the state and erode citizens’ trust in the democratic system.
Opposition parties last week called on the PGR to act following the revelations made in the trial of the hidden debts of the Mozambican state in New York.
Among other figures and leaders, the Mozambican president, Filipe Nyusi, and the former head of state, Armando Guebuza, were referenced in testimonies and documents as beneficiaries of bank transfers by the shipyard accused of distributing bribes.Source: Lusa
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