Makoni v Fersons Ltd - Matter No. 11 of 2001 (11 of 2001) [2002] MWIRC 18 (03 May 2002);

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IN THE INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS COURT OF MALAWI

LILONGWE REGISTRY

MATTER NO. 11 OF 2001

BETWEEN:

AFIYASI MAKONI…………………………...……………APPLICANT

-and-

FERSONS LIMITED…………………………………….RESPONDENT

CORAM: 

HON. M.C.C. MKANDAWIRE, CHAIRMAN

Applicant – Present

Respondent – Absent

Davie Mpakani – Official Interpreter

J U D G M E N T

Matter in Issue: Claim for workman’s compensation

The Applicant claims for compensation for injuries which he sustained whilst in the employment with the Respondent. The Respondent were not present.

After having studied the matter carefully, I do find that this is a matter which really falls under the Workman’s Compensation Act. That Act has set down procedures to be followed by injured employees or their dependents. I asked the Applicant as to whether he has ever been at the Labour Office to seek help in order to have his grievance redressed. He said no.

I therefore order that the Applicant be referred to the District Labour Office, Lilongwe where he will receive the appropriate help in order for his assessment to be done and eventually payment by the former employer who are the respondents. This ruling shall also be forwarded to them for their knowledge.

MADE this 3rd day of May 2002 at Lilongwe.

M.C.C. Mkandawire

HON. CHAIRMAN