MBS Engages SDI in Law Lessons

Senganimalunje -we would like to know how best we can take up these legal matters into court Senganimalunje -we would like to know how best we can take up these legal matters into court - pic by Enock Phiri

The Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) has engaged the Staff Development Institute (SDI) to assist with lessons on how well to address legal challenges they face in their line of duty.

The Bureau’s Director of Metrology Services Thomas Senganimalunje says decisions which they make to enforce standards compliance usually face legal battles.

He said this on Monday in Blantyre where officers from the Bureau’s department of metrology services are therefore undergoing a five-day-training at the institute on criminal law, procedure and evidence.

“We work in the regulatory space and sometimes the decisions which we make are contested. Being scientists and technicians, we would like to know how best we can take up these legal matters into court,” Senganimalunje said.

SDI Head of Programs Humphreys Mndaka says the training is aimed at building legal skills among MBS staff members.

Mndaka further says such programs are important in raising awareness on consumer protection law.

“We have a lot of consumers in the country and as such it is very crucial that consumers should get standard goods as legal at the market,” Mndaka said.

(By Mathias Mkupasha)

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