The Legal Aid Bureau says delays in amending the legal aid act is choking its operations as it is overwhelmed with handling matters in smaller courts.
A Thyolo-based tailor, Henry Akim, has asked private practice lawyers to assist him in legal representation in a case he is claiming K29 million of damages at the High Court from the Thyolo District Council.
Delays in discharging cases in courts is said to be affecting justice delivery and operations for the Legal Aid Bureau to the citizenry.
Authorities for Legal Aid Bureau in Thyolo say taking their services to rural areas is helping poor communities to have access to legal representation.
In a bid to bring legal services closer to people, the Malawi Legal Aid Bureau says is almost ready to open five additional offices in some districts across the country.