Ntcheu inmates demand paralegals for speedy trials

Inmates at Ntcheu prison have demanded that government should provide requisite funds to paralegal officers to start representing accused persons with minor cases in courts, arguing the development would reduce overcrowding in prison cells.

Happy moments as Ntcheu inmates dance
Happy moments as Ntcheu inmates dance
Phiri says Prisoners should not be condemned but be reformed
Phiri says Prisoners should not be condemned but be reformed

The inmates said  during the commemoration of World Human Rights Day.

“It is worrisome that government is not doing enough to improve the condition of prison cells as in most cases they eat one meal a day while in some circumstances they sleep on an empty stomach due to lack of food,” said one of the inmates.

Another said “we are always told that prisons are there to reform us but considering what we sometimes we go through we tend to think that prisons are there to torch us.”

Harry Phiri, District Commissioner for Ntcheu, who was the guest of honour assured the inmates of government support and commitment towards Ntcheu prison.

“We know what you are going through. Let me assure you that government through its reform programmes will improve some of the conditions in the prison cells,” said Phiri.

But Phiri said government alone cannot do all things and he therefore appealed to business people and all well-wishers in the district to assist Ntcheu prison.

He appealed to the inmates to be focused advising them not to focus on their present conditions.

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maganizo
5 years ago

Ndinali ndi njala simunandipatse chakudya, ndinali mundende simunadzandione, ndipo mudzati Mbuye ndiliti lomwe munali ndi njala? Kapena munali mundende koma iye adzati popeza simunachitile m’modzi mwa inu pamenepo simunandichitire ine. Please let us assist our brothers and sisters who are suffering so that we live bu God’s words.

malani
malani
5 years ago

Ya, no comment.God bless.

super mario
super mario
5 years ago

These guys are supposed to be growing maize and beans so that they dont have food shortage.

The Analyst
The Analyst
5 years ago

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… . . . What mind have you which fails to differentiate whats yours and what isn’t? . . . What hands have you which cant hesitate to takes what’s not yours, to slice innocent people’s throats for want of their purses? . . . What heart have you which knows no mercy even when an innocent person pleads with you to spare his/her life n allow you to take everything his/her house holds? Anthu oipa inu! ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… . . . You thieve, rape, kill, injure e.t.c n demand that govt speed up being just on you, when you yourselves… Read more »

mogasa chairman
mogasa chairman
5 years ago

lol. government can’t afford to take care of us honest people so i doubt they can take care of you. my advice is that you stop thieving basi or just make friends with the cashgate crew and ask them to share some of their food with you.

if you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime.

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