Monday, February 19, 2018
Ethical practices are important to observe professionalism
Ethical practices on every profession are an important step forward to ensure good conduct of work rules and regulations everywhere in the world. Opening a two day workshop for stakeholders dealing with management and implementation of court broking and processes in Dar es Salaam, Dr Wambali said that they were concerned over some brokers who abuse their authorities, resulting in tarnishing the good image of the Judiciary. He pointed out that it was well known to all that court brokers and process servers have the noble duty of ensuring execution of judgments given by courts is done in accordance with available rules and procedures. “Therefore, the execution process of judgments must be served by people with, not only honesty and high moral values, but also with skills, scope and experience in laws and rules relating to servicing, hearing of cases and execution of decrees,” he said. The principal judge said that it was true in 1997 there was enactment of appointment, remunerations and disciplinary rules for court brokers and many of them applied such rules in conducting their duties. However, he said, no training has been conducted since then, save for an emergency one conducted in 2003. “This situation resulted in a lot of complaints from both parties to cases and the general public on weaknesses observed, including procedural violations and lack of moral integrity in the implementation of duties for court brokers,” he noted. Dr Wambali observed that though some court brokers had appeared before the Ethical and Appointment Committee for assessment of qualifications, understanding and abilities in carrying out their duties, most of them did not have enough knowledge on rules governing the conduct of their duties.