Malawi Government has embarked on a project to rehabilitate all dilapidated court buildings across the country.
According to the project report, the project is set to
cost more than K1.5 billion.
The project will be implemented through the Judiciary.
Among the courts under the project include Mzuzu, Mponela, Nchalo , Monkey Bay and Karonga magistrate courts where the works have been completed and the courts are now in use. For Bolero and Chipoka magistrate courts, the works were budgeted for in the 2021/22 Financial Year.
In his address during the State of Nation in the Malawi Parliament, Malawi Leader President Dr Lazarus Chakwera said his Administration is well known on its efforts to promote human rights, rule of law, transparency and accountability.
He said that is why his Government has prosecuted over 1,170 cases in various
courts across the country.
He said out of these cases, 114
were cases of crimes against persons with albinism of which 68 cases have been completed.
He said that his Government has strengthened the Asset Forfeiture Unit under the Directorate of Public Prosecutions in order to deal with all assets accrued from criminal activities.
He said Government has vetted 363 disciplinary charges involving civil servants from various Government Ministries.
Among the reforms , Chakwera also announced recruitment of new lawyers to expedite the cases.