President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has called on the four newly sworn in judges of the high court to help stamp out corruption in the country as a means of fostering economic growth.
President Mutharika made the call on Tuesday when the newly appointed judges took their oath of office and allegiance to serve the people of Malawi and uphold and defend the Constitution.
Mutharika called on the judges to exercise efficiency and responsibility when executing their duties in order to earn the citizenry’s confidence while being impartial and timely.
“Prolonged delays in judgment must be dealt with and judgment must be passed with integrity in order to protect, secure and safeguard the citizen’s dignity,” said Mutharika.
The president also called on Malawians to support the judiciary in ensuring that the rule of law is upheld.
On his part, one of the new high court judges, Joseph Chigona agreed with the president on their key role of dealing with rampant corruption in the country.
Chigona said the Judiciary has a crucial role to play in coordinating with the Legislature and the Executive to give the people of Malawi a ticking government.
Ruth Chinangwa, another newly sworn in judge emphasized on the separation of powers while working together with the Legislature and Executive in upholding the rule of law.
The four new high court judges are Judge Joseph Chigona, Ruth Chinangwa, George Bakuwa and Dorothy De Gabrielle.