President Banda swears in new judges: – Vows never to interfere with judiciary

Malawi  President Mrs. Joyce Banda on Tuesday swore  in new judges with a call for their to act independely and deliver justice .

The newly sworn in Judges took their oath at the New State House in Lilongwe and they are Justice Kenyatta Bazaar Nyirenda, Justice Rachel Sophie Sikwese and Justice Fiona Mwale.

Deputy Secretary to the Government Mrs Hawa Ndilowe informed the  President that  ustice Dorothy Kamanga, would not take her oath of office as she is writing examinations.

Kamanga would be sworn in at a later date.

Justice Rachel Sikwese taking oath of office


President Banda speaking after the three judges took their oaths of office and allegiance asked the judges to be impartial in their duties.

She said she is worried that sometimes people wait up to five years to get judgnemnt on their cases and  appleaded to the new judges to take their new role as a calling.

“There are so many lawyers in the country, and only three have been been sworn in this morning [as judges]. I therefore appeal to you to live to the peoples expectations, take this job as a calling,” said President Banda.

No Interference

President Banda assured the judges that she shall not in any way interfere with the judicial system in Malawi.

State House Press Officer Brian Banda in an interview with Nyasa Times said it is the wish of the President to see to it that the judiciary remains respected and independent.

The  swearing in ceremony was also attended by the Vice President  Khumbo Kachali, Minister of Justice and Attorney General Raplh Kasambara and Solicitor General Anthony Kamanga among others.

According to the press officier, President Banda – married to retired Chief Judstice Richard Banda – strongly believes  the role of the judiciary in the country cannot be underestimated describing it as an arm of Government that needs to be respected.

JB congratulates Justice Kenyatta Nyirenda after taking oath of Office
President Banda endorsing the new members of the High Court bench

Justice Fiona Mwale taking her oath

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