Forum bemoans limited child justice courts

The National Child Justice Forum says lack of resources is affecting its plans of providing more specialized child courts across the country.

This follows an observation that the country lacks enough child specialized courts, a situation which affects the process of justice delivery to children.

Speaking to YFM, Registrar for the Judiciary Agness Patemba said specialized child courts require enormous resourcescwhich he said do not correspond to the resources being allocated to the sector.

Patemba said: “We have plans to provide more specialized courts but inadequate finance is chocking the process.”

“Specialized child justice courts require enormous resources for both construction and furnishing hence limited resources allocated to the sector, forces us to move at a slow pace when it comes to construction which derails the whole process.”

Currently, Malawi has only four specialized children’s courts nationwide.

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