By Devota Mwachang’a
Tanzania President John Magufuli has sworn-in Prof. Ibrahim Hamisi Juma as the country's new Chief Justice, after been confirmed a day ago.
Speakig at the swearing-in ceremony held at the State House in Dar es Salaam today, President Magufuli ordered security organs to sit and discuss on how to overcome challenges facing the Judicial system including delaying of justice against plaintiff despite presence of concrete evidence.
“My call to organs which administering justice, you should spend a day or two days to discuss on emerging challenges which hindering justice to people. In sometime circumstances, the evidence against plaintiff is there but no judicial decision made,” President Magufuli said.
President John Magufuli (Right) in a group photo with Prof. Ibrahim Hamisi Juma (Left) the new Chief Justice and House Speaker Job Ndugai (Right) at State House in Dar es Salaam.
Magufuli cited the organs including Prison, Police, Judiciary and Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB), wanted them to sit on the table and come up with solution to the delaying of justice.
He assured cooperation to the organs from the government; added that World Bank started to support the judicial obligations which aiming at providing justice.
President defended his decision to confirm Prof. Juma as the country’s CJ, said: “My decision to appoint CJ was not behind anybody’s pressure, I made it with due respect in accordance to Constitutional Article 118 (Chief Justice and Justices of Appeal and their appointment).”
Prof. Ibrahim Hamisi Juma (Left) the new Chief Justice shakes hand with Tanzania's House Speaker Job Ndugai (Right) at State House in Dar es Salaam.
On his part, the newly CJ Prof Ibrahim Hamis Juma promised to work under rules and regulations to maintain people’s faith with the judiciary.
“I will use the President’s directive as a stepping stone to find solution to the challenges. Within a year, we will at least build 40 houses for our staff,” he said.