JB appoints Muhara High Court judge, Mwaungulu elevated to Supreme Court

President Joyce Banda appointed  and swore in former commissioner general of the Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA), Lloyd Muhara as a High Court judge and also swore in Justice Dunstain Mwaungulu as a judge of the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal.

The two judges were sworn in on Tuesday during the ceremony held at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre.

Chief Secretary in the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) Hawa Ndilowe said Mwaungulu and Muhara were appointed in their respective capacities in March and May this year.

Justice Dunstan Mwaungulu :  Now at Supreme Court
Justice Dunstan Mwaungulu : Now at Supreme Court

“An independent and effective Judiciary is, therefore, a cornerstone on which this duty is carried out,” said President Banda at the swearing in ceremony.

“The Judiciary is the guardian of our Constitution, the protector of our dignity and the guarantor of our freedoms and responsibilities,” the President who is married to retired Chief Justice, Richard Banda SC, added.

She said the primary duty of government is to ensure the safety and security of its citizens, to protect and promote their dignity and to uphold the rule of law.

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