Tanzania, May 22, (Xinhua/GNA) - The Tanzanian government on Tuesday launched a
transformation program to improve the quality and standard of the criminal
justice system's service delivery.
Speaking in the
country's capital, Dodoma, at the launch of the program, Prime Minister Kassim
Majaliwa said the program should come up with solutions to ease the crowdedness
of inmates in prisons.
so many cases that would not reach the courts yet they end up there and forcing
suspects to be remanded," Majaliwa said.
transformation should also focus on the provision of entrepreneurship skills to
inmates and those who are remanded to enable them to carry out productive
activities for the prisons to stop depending on the central government to cover
the costs of inmates' food, he said.
He said the
program should also address other challenges facing the criminal justice system
such as bribery, cases hearing delay and people being remanded without apparent
Constitutional and Legal Affairs Augustine Mahiga said his ministry decided to
undertake criminal justice system transformation to cope with current social,
economic, political, environmental and technological changes.
the development agenda, transformation initiatives in the criminal justice
subsector are inevitable as they form an engine of the economic growth of the
country which accelerates attaining Tanzania Development Vision of 2025,"