Member of Parliament for Lilongwe Mpenu , who is also Minister of Natural Resources, Eisenhower Mkaka on Sunday handed over a state of the art judicial complex at Mazengera Headquarters in Lilongwe worth K52 million.
The complex comprises a court room, judicial staff offices, suspects holding room and washrooms.
On top of handing over the judicial complex, Mkaka also handed over a magnificent house for a health worker built at Matapila Health Centre.
Speaking to journalists Mkaka said people from his area were travelling a long distance to Nathenje Court, to access justice but now the problem will be history.
The Minister said access to justice is a birth right for all and also that justice delayed is justice denied.
“In the past, when people in my area wanted to access justice, they were supposed to organise money for transport to Nathenje. This is a remote area where money again is a problem. We are happy now that all cases will be concluded right here,” he said.
Mkaka explained that he was happy that what he promised the people during his campaign has come to fruition.
Yotam Malingamoyo a farmer in the constituency said what Mkaka has done demonstrates that development in any part of the country is not about money but through passion as well as good vision.
“As we speak, the MP has bought us a brand new ambulance. He has also initiated construction of five bridges and on top of that, he has constructed more additional school blocks across the constituency,” he said.
Recently Mkaka commissioned a newly built bridge at Kadziyenere river in the area of Traditional Authority Mazengera in Lilongwe.
According to Mkaka plans are at an advanced stage to construct a house for Senior Chief Mazengera and replace the old one which was built in 1942.
“Descent house for our Senior chief is so important that is why after completing court project, we are geared to start constructing a house for our T/A,” he added.
“Apart from that, we are also drilling new boreholes, the idea is to ensure that people have access to good portable water.
Senior Group Village headman Nyama commended Mkaka for developing the area.
Nyama said he was happy that Mkaka has sticked to his campaign promises in a short period of time.
He said people in the area are now able to drink clean water.
“Infact people were drinking water alongside animals,” he said.
Mkaka has also launched K7.5 million football and netball trophies to ensure that the youths are always busy in the area.