The European Union (EU) has expressed worries over poor conditions and overcrowded of Malawian prisons.
This is due to an outdated Act that runs prisons in the country.
Speaking to faceofMalawi after donating 80 electric cooking pots to the Malawi prison, leader of delegation, Miss Patnel said prisons in the country are not meeting international standards.
She therefore suggested that to end this, there must be a review on the Prison Act which seemingly has outlived its life span.
“In our talks with the Malawi government we have pledged to support the process of reviewing prison Act “,said Patnel.
While hailing the donation, Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Samuel Tembenu promised to work together with international partners citing that Malawi prison plight require concerted efforts.
Prison Chief Commissioner Kennedy Nkhoma concurred with the Minister remarks while expressing gratitude for receiving such a donation citing it will go a long way in topping up prison kitchens.
“It has come in good time when we needed them most,” emphasized Nkhoma.
FaceofMalawi understands that these cooking pots will be installed in 17 prison kitchens across Malawi.
Six of them have since been installed for use at Mzimba Prison.