President Peter Mutharika has appointed Jack Nriva and Thomson Ligowe to increase the number of High Court Judges in Malawi.
A statement released on Monday and signed by Chief Secretary in the Office of the President and Cabinet Lloyd Muhara says Mutharika has used powers conferred upon him by section 111(2) of the Constitution of the Republic of Malawi to appoint the two as Judges of the High Court of Malawi.
The statement further disclosed that the appointments are effective 29th June, 2017.
Nriva was Registrar of the High Court while Ligowe was his deputy.
Meanwhile, Judiciary spokesperson Mlenga Mvula has applauded the appointment of the new judges saying they will help speed up cases in the country.
The new appointments follow death of Judges George Bakuwa and Nyakwawa Usiwausiwa. Bakuwa was appointed High Court Judge in October last year while Usiwausiwa became High Court Judge in December.