Lack of Court Worries People of Nayuchi

People travel over 70 km and 50km to Liwonde and Ntaja respectively to have access to a court People travel over 70 km and 50km to Liwonde and Ntaja respectively to have access to a court

Lack of an established court in a borderline area of Nayuchi under Traditional Authority Mchinguza in Machinga, is said to be fueling criminal activities and hindering justice, as people travel over 70 km and 50km to Liwonde and Ntaja respectively to have access to a court.

Speaking to Zodiak, Traditional Authority Mchinguza says the area has been experiencing a lot of criminal activities like human trafficking, child marriages and murder cases but when suspects are caught by the police, they are only given bail due to unavailability of a court.

The Chief has however pleaded with government and other organizations to help in construction of a court in at his headquarters which will help tighten security in the area as convicts will be punished accordingly.

"If they construct a court around my headquarters, it would be easy for cases to be solved right here. This would help justice to prevail," said T/A Mchinguza.

"As you know, in bordering areas like these, criminal activities are always rampant, and we deserve a court of our own to help fast track cases," he added.

Meanwhile, Registrar of High Court and Supreme Court of Appeal, Gladys Gondwe says her institution has set aside a five-year plan to rehabilitate and expand already existing courts and construct new court structures in areas that have no courts.

"We have a five-year plan to renovate some court old structures and even construct some new structures in areas where the courts are needed," said Gondwe.

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