ARTHUR MWANSA, Chama
THE building of a modern subordinate court in Chama district in Muchinga Province at a cost of K4.9 million is progressing well with over 80 percent of works done so far.
Chama district commissioner Leonard Ngoma said after inspecting the project being undertaken by a Zambian contractor, Jonda, that works are expected to be completed by December this year.
Mr Ngoma said the project has created over 30 jobs for the local people.
“We are confident that the subordinate court will be completed as planned. The contractor is doing a good job. The works are of high quality,” Mr Ngoma said.
The court will comprise two chambers for the magistrates, two courtrooms, holding cells for both females and males, juvenile holding cells and a kitchen, among other facilities.
Mr Ngoma said he is hopeful that once completed, the court would reduce on the distance people have to travel to Lundazi district to seek judicial redress.
“We are currently using the council chamber as our courtroom. Sometimes, people have to travel long distances to seek justice,” Mr Ngoma said.
And Jonda site engineer Marshal Musonda said the contractor is determined to commit to deliver a quality product within the stipulated contractual duration.