DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania (Xinhua) --
Zanzibar President Ali Mohamed Shein said on
Wednesday the government will continue improving the judiciary
towards administration of justice.
Commonwealth Magistrates and Judges Association (CMJA)
conference in Tanzania’s commercial capital Dar es Salaam,
Shein said: “The government will provide a conducive
environment for the judiciary for it is the crucial pillar of
“The aim is to see
justice is being done to all,” he said in a speech read on his
behalf by the Zanzibar Minister for Constitutional and Legal
Affairs Haroun Suleiman Ally.
Shein said the
conference had been of great help to judicial officers as they
were reminded of the importance of objectivity and
professionalism when performing their duties.
For his part, the
Zanzibar Chief Justice Omar Makungu said the independence of
the judiciary in Zanzibar was protected by the laws of the
of the judiciary depends on the laws and principles of the
country, but there is a need to address budget deficits for
the judiciary to operate effectively and efficiently,” said
The CMJA was
opened on Monday by vice president Samia Suluhu Hassan who
assured judicial officers of the government’s commitment to
supporting the judiciary in Tanzania and to ensuring it was
free from corruption.
Suluhu said the
government in collaboration with the judiciary had embarked on
the establishment and implementation of initiatives aimed at
enabling the judiciary to become more effective, efficient and
accountable in the fight against corruption and case delays.
archipelago merged with Tanganyika in 1964 to form the union
government of Tanzania.