The New Times (Kigali)

14 February 2011

Rwanda: Prosecutors Have Done an Impressive Job - APA

Rwandan prosecutors are doing a commendable job, Martha Imalwa, the president of the Africa Prosecutors Association (APA) has said.

Imalwa, who is also the Prosecutor General of Namibia, was in the country as a special guest at the just concluded annual national assembly of prosecutors which aimed at evaluating their performance and plan for the next year.

"What the prosecution service of Rwanda has done, so far, is very impressive. Their performance, according to what was presented in the conference, was an encouragement," Imalwa said in a joint press conference with Prosecutor General, Martin Ngoga, on Friday.

"In my capacity as the prosecutor general of Namibia, I have learnt a lot from this general assembly."

Ngoga said the general assembly enables the National Public Prosecution Authority (NPPA) "to plan for the coming year and establish where we did not do things right, and correct them."

"One of our biggest weapons after we started implementing reforms, in 2003, has been our willingness and capacity to evaluate our performance," Ngoga said.

Imalwa and Ngoga told reporters that Rwanda will host, in August, the sixth annual general assembly of the Africa Prosecutors Association.

The Africa Prosecutors Association is an organization that brings together prosecuting authorities of 34 African countries with an aim of building ties that assist them in combating transnational organized crime.

Imalwa was elected for a two-year term as president of the Africa Prosecutors Association last September.

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