Rule of law crucial for foreign direct investment to Zambia

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May 1, 2013 - Zambia’s Ambassador to the United States Palan Mulonda say the judiciary plays a critical role in upholding the rule of law which is a critical parameter for foreign direct investment.

Ambassador Mulonda says a premium had been placed parameters such as upholding the rule of law and the fight against corruption for eligibility for development assistance adding that this can only be achieved through the judiciary.

Mr. Mulonda was speaking when four high court judges from the Zambian judiciary paid a courtesy call at the Zambian Embassy in Washington DC today.

The judges include Judge in charge in Kitwe Judge Kaoma, High court Judge Judy Zulu, High Court Judge Nicola Sharpe-Phiri, High Court Judge Elita Mwikisa, Chief Administrator Mr. Mwansa, Director Court Operations for the High Court Mr. Charles Kaunda and Director Court Operations Mr. Mathew Zulu.

The delegation is in the United States at the Invitation of the State Department.

And speaking on behalf of the delegation Judge Kaoma said the visit would allow the judiciary representatives
learn about American judicial system.

Judge Kaoma noted that there was a lot to learn during the visit more so because Zambia was undergoing
judicial reforms.
She said among the critical areas that the team would look at would be looking at alternative judicial systems such as mediation so as to decongest the courts.