Civic and Political Space Platform and CCAP Synod of Livingstonia Church and Society Programme have asked government to quickly find a solution to conditions of service negotiations with the Judiciary to ensure that people’s rights are not infringed upon.
Speaking during a press briefing in Mzuzu yesterday, Moses Mkandawire, who heads the two organisations, said with the Judiciary strike in place, police cells are filling up, but people cannot access justice.
He said there are also prisoners and other people who want to access justice, but cannot do so as the courts are closed.
Mkandawire said government should think of lives of the voiceless and poor people who are usually suppressed and can only make a difference through the courts.
Judiciary support staff have been on strike for three weeks now, a development that has stalled the wheels of justice as court users cannot access the courts.