Malawi courts cases go electronic with help of EU

Officials from courts are being familiarised on electronic case management system, bring a new era in the largely conservative British justice system.

Judiciary spokesman Mlenga Mvula: Electronic

Judiciary spokesman Mlenga Mvula: Electronic

Judiciary spokesman Mlenga Mvula said Friday the European Union has pumped in K1 billion in the system.

“This will improve the way we manage our case files as they will now be kept electronically. We will no longer have problems of losing case files or misplacing them leading to case hearing delays, that is now history,” said Mvula who sounded happy with the new system.

Mvula said the courts have now put on digital all cases to ensure they are fully secured.

He said court officials will be able to monitor the case files any time describing the system as efficient and effective in the management of case files which are the backbone of any case hearing. A few months ago, a court clerk and a guard were arrested for deliberately taking a case file with intent to destroy it after a defendant allegedly gave the two some money in order to destroy the evidence and the whole case.

Mvula said the Judiciary is currently training all courts personnel including judges and magistrates on how to use the system that is going to revolutionalise court operations in Malawi.

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Stanley Chaponda
Really? What is the point of having an electronic case management system if judges are not working? We can manage files electronically and sure files will not disappear that is all there is to it. As long as judges take years and years to finalise cases no system and no amount of money will resolve the basic underlying problem of a bunch of lazy and unprofessional judges. What a shameful waste of money. My God but the EU is a senseless lot to waste money in such a manner. All that they should have done was to check on how… Read more »
Mabvuto pabanja

A Nkhali, Malawi is like my wife, she can use her money for ndiwo to feed her own children, she depends on my salary always.


For the stupid one man indeed!!!!


Malawi is indeed a shameful state, how could we be expecting everything frm the donors? BCA wants to revamp the sewer systems, they are seeking for donations. Malawi High courts had no computers, this age? If we are able to buy a motor home for one man, you mean we are failing to aquire computers for our High Court? For the BCA, why looking for donations for revamping the sewer system? yet the City Assembly is charging for parking in town, this is not on

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