Government ready with Malawi Peace and Unity Bill

Government says it is ready with tabling of the Malawi Peace and Unity Bill.

Speaking in Parliament today, Minister of Civic Education and National Unity Timothy Mtambo said the bill will, among other areas, see the establishment of the truth and reconciliation programme.

“We have also completed the drafting of the Malawi Peace and Unity Bill for the establishment of the Malawi Peace and Unity Commission.

“The bill has been submitted to the Ministry of Justice for vetting. We have finalised the Cabinet Paper on the establishment of Malawi Peace and Unity Commission,” said Mtambo.

According to Mtambo, the Bill will possibly be brought in the House in the next meeting of the National Assembly.

The Commission’s main objective is to ensure that there is sustainable peace and unity in the country.

In addition, Mtambo said the Ministry is leveraging on the role of the District Peace and Unity Committees (DPUCs) for peace building and conflict management.

He said the Ministry has already conducted workshops to monitor the pilot DPUCs in Nkhata Bay, Salima, Mulanje, Karonga, Mangochi and Kasungu districts.

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