Inaugurating a new building for Ruangwa district court yesterday, the Prime Minister said the decision by the Judiciary in opting for low cost construction of the court building is good use of public funds.
“The Judiciary is an institution that has supported our president who has been stressing wise expenditure of public funds, hence I congratulate the Chief Justice of Tanzania,” he said.
The building that comprise of two levels of the courts – Primary and District courts has cost 782,547,340/- which is small amount as other contractors would have demanded more than 1bn/-.
Majaliwa called upon court officials to continue to mete out justice for all people because the judiciary is an important pillar of the state in contributing the country’s peace.
He thanked the Chief Justice in taking court services closer to the wananchi of Ruangwa because it will reduce great costs by travelling 180 kms for court services in Lindi Region.
Earlier, welcoming the Prime Minister, Tanzania Chief Justice Prof Ibrahim Juma called upon court officials to mete out good services and must abandon all habits that put work ethics into question.
“We must remember that the Judiciary belongs to the wananchi hence they have the right of receiving exemplary service, hence we should work to satisfy the wananchi’s expectations while seeking justice,” he said.
The Chief Justice called on the wananchi to use the courts to resolve their conflicts. He said also have the right by law to resolve their issues amicably before filing a case in court.
He also called upon the wananchi and court officials to protect the building’s infrastructures so that they last long.
He also asked the government to establish courts whenever it establishes administrative centres as this will help in taking court service in every ward, division, district and region.