Minister Tembenu to launch justice and accountability Programme in Kasungu

Kasungu, Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Samuel Tembenu, will on Friday preside over the launch of Chilugamo Programme which is aimed at promoting accountability in Government, help people make informed democratic choices and enhance effective delivery of justice in the country.

The launch will take place at Chankhanga Primary School in the district. A press statement released by the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs indicates that the programme will be implemented through institutions which are key to the country’s justice system. They include the Judiciary, Malawi Police Service, Malawi Prison Service, Malawi Human Rights Commission, Office of the Ombudsman, Legal Aid Bureau and the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs itself.

One of the activities planned for the day include information clinics to sensitise people on how they can access justice, according to the press statement. It further indicates that government departments will interact with people on various issues related to justice delivery.

The Administrator General’s Department will help people with information on Deceased Estates while the Legal Aid Bureau will explain how the poor can access free legal representation when in need of legal services, reads the statement adding that police will also provide information on victim support services they offer.

The Government of Malawi is implementing the Programme over a period of eight years from 2016 to 2023 with financial support from the European Union (EU) through the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) amounting to EUR 48 million an equivalent of K41 billion.

Source: Malawi News Agency MANA