INTERPARTES HEARING ON MADANDATORY COVID-19 VACCINATION
The Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (CDEDI), is reminding all concerned Malawians and the general public that the High Court in Lilongwe is tomorrow Monday, January 3, 2022 expected to commence an interpartes hearing of a case involving government’s implementation of the mandatory Covid-19 vaccination campaign.
The interpartes hearing follows an application made by CDEDI and a freelance journalist Mundango Nyirenda, which was made before the Lilongwe High Court on December 25, 2021.
CDEDI and Mr. Nyirenda, applied to the court to stop the Ministry of Health from implementing the mandatory administration of the Covid-19 vaccine; stopping Parliament from demanding Covid-19 certificates from its employees in order to access parliament premises; and also stopping all private and public institutions from demanding vaccination certificates from their employees and customers to have access into their premises.
The matter is before Judge Kenyata Nyirenda.
CDEDI has zeroed in on the matter, following Minister of Health Khumbize Kandodo-Chiponda’s announcement that all public servants will be forced to take a jab come January, 2022, on one hand, while parliament has been sending back those that failed to show proof of vaccination to enter its premises. This has caused public outcry and unnecessary panic among members of the public, hence the decision by CDEDI and a private citizen to move the courts on the matter.
CDEDI will keep the members of the public well updated on the outcome of the court case.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (0993 462 700)