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Malawi Chief Justice Mzikamanda vows to curb financial crimes.

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The Judiciary is set to embark on commitment to deal with financial crimes in the country through the Advancement of special financial crime courts training.

The training aimed at equipping judicial officers on how to handle financial crimes in which the institution has been lagging behind for long time.

Chief Justine Rezine Mzikamanda said this in Lilongwe during the official opening of the 2 day training workshop of the officials from judiciary on asset recovery obtained through corrupt means.

Mzikamanda said that the judiciary is committed in fighting financial crimes in the country, hence the plans to have the special court to handle financial matters.

The Chief Justice said the judiciary is making strides in drafting the financial amendment court act that carters for the establishment of the financial crimes court which is expected to tabled in Parliament in due court to handle financial matters

The financial crimes cases among others include ;money laundering, cyber crime as well as crypto currency.

The training was championed with the support from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) and the Asset Recovery Inter – Agency Network for southern Africa (ARINSA) among others“`

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