As a department spokesperson, Chrispin Phiri communicates official government positions. As a law practitioner and communicator, he is in a position to influence the room from a young, energised perspective.
For him, the law in the private and public sectors is an instrument that can correct the injustices that afflict society, and he believes that public service needs young professionals who have the will to become change agents.
The feedback from citizens and communities regarding resolved matters raised with the department of justice and correctional services highlights the importance of being responsive and approachable.
Phiri understands that the law is an enabler of change in South Africa, but it is not a remedy for social attitudes.
“South Africa requires a cohort of public servants who are appropriately skilled and ethical, and this is something I believe I offer the state as a young person.”