Japan helps Zambia take a stand against crime

In a world full of crime, Yoko Kamikawa, Japan’s Minister of Justice, says her government will help Zambia strengthen crime prevention and criminal justice systems.

The Kyoto declaration on crime prevention and criminal justice will help the two countries engage in justice diplomacy where the rule of law will be of paramount importance.

Ms Kamikawa mentioned all this during a bilateral meeting with Zambia’s Home affairs Minister, Stephen Kapyongo held in Kyoto on the sidelines of the Fourteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.

According to the Minister, Zambia remains a strategic partner in many areas including prevention of transnational crimes.

ln cyberspace, an increase in collaboration between Zambia and Japan will help the two countries and the world fight ever changing criminalities especially.

After having made huge investments in national security, Zambia is currently passing laws that will help established systems fight sophisticated crimes.

“The government is fully aware of the impact of COVID-19 on crime prevention as these criminals are now using sophisticated means of abusing the cyber space to commit transnational crimes,” said Mr Kampyongo.

The Minister also appealed to the Japanese government to help Zambia and many other countries in Africa halt the ongoing swindling of unsuspected people buying cars in Japan online as the trend is denting the image of that country.

While concluding, Mr Kanganja assured that the establishment of advanced national security systems and enactment of new laws will capacitate the Police to deal with criminal activities that might threaten the country’s peace and security.

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