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IN the ongoing strategic collaboration of Ministries, ICT Minister Tatenda Mavetera yesterday handed over 20 laptops to the National Prosecuting Authority at Harare Magistrate’s Court.

Minister Mavetera said the handover of the laptops was a symbol of the Government’s commitment to digitally equip all ministries, departments and agencies to digitalise Zimbabwe towards Vision 2030.

“In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, it is imperative for prosecutors to acquire digital skills to effectively combat emerging cyber threats and crimes as Zimbabwe moves forward to become a digital nation.”

Justice Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi said the handover came at a time when the Government’s e-governance programme was expanding rapidly and the justice delivery sector was keeping pace.

“Information Communication Technology (ICT) is becoming increasingly indispensable for the justice system, and the NPAZ is a key player.

“Our Government prioritises ICT as a tool for progress and capacity building across all sectors, including justice delivery.

“Investing in ICT, and embracing these solutions, is vital for the Government and all justice sector participants.

“This ensures we adapt to the evolving landscape, develop best practices and ultimately serve the public efficiently and effectively.”

He added:

“Our goal is to ensure every participant in the justice delivery chain has the capacity and tools to deliver excellence and efficient service to the nation. I have also been advised, and I know this to be true, criminals have access to modern technology and the internet and they are always a step ahead of us.

“We need to keep up if we are going to combat crime and corruption effectively.

“There are also new crimes emerging by the day and most of these are ICT-enabled, that is why the Government is committed to capacitating the NPAZ, the Police, ZACC and all the other justice sector players.”

Prosecutor General Loice Matanda-Moyo said the National Prosecuting Authority cannot achieve their goals without the right tools.

Also present was the Chief Magistrate Faith Mushure, District Public Prosecutor Tafara Chirambira, Harare Chief Public Prosecutor Tendai Shonhai, ICT Ministry Permanent Secretary Beaullar Chirume and representatives from POTRAZ.

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