GCLA hailed for fast-tracking case proceedings

MTWARA: GOVERNMENT Chemist Laboratory Authority (GCLA) has received accolades for timely conducting immediate forensics that lead to the timely completion of criminal investigations and the expeditious handling of cases in court.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Adam Salim Amiri, who is Head of Criminal Investigations in Mtwara Region, poured the praises while inaugurating a Training on the Management of Criminal Case Samples held over the weekend in Masasi, Mtwara.

The training brought together officers from the Police Force in Lindi and Mtwara regions, as well as doctors and laboratory experts involved in the chain of criminal case sample analysis.

“I would like to commend the GCLA for its good job in assisting in completing investigations promptly and ensuring that cases are heard in court on time, thus contributing to the timely delivery of justice,” stated SSP Amiri.

Furthermore, SSP Amiri emphasised the importance of capacity-building training for stakeholders involved in the entire process of sample collection and submission to the GCLA for laboratory investigation.

He highlighted that the accuracy of investigation results is greatly influenced by the efficiency of initial steps, including the collection, packaging, and transportation of evidence.

SSP Amiri also underscored the vital role of scientific investigation in the modern world, stating that it forms the foundation for building strong legal cases in court.

“I urge all participants in this training to pay attention to the guidance provided and implement it, ultimately bringing significant changes in overseeing the entire Criminal Justice Chain, as emphasised by our esteemed President Samia Suluhu Hassan,” he added.

On the other hand, GCLA’s Acting Southern Zonal Manager, Mr Hosea Hosea, emphasised that  proper utilisation of the training will contribute to accurate sample collection, packaging, and precise sample transportation.

He said such essential practices will assist the authority to conduct thorough investigations and obtain accurate results and ultimately ensuring a fairness and justice.

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