Malawi Law Society (MLS) says completion of its K2 billion multi-storey office complex will enhance efficiency in the country’s legal system.
MLS president Patrick Mpaka said this in Blantyre on Friday during the handover of the first phase of the office complex project from the contractor Winn Construction Company.
He said: “This is a huge milestone for the society. Once we have our own premises we will also be role models on matters on land ownership and we will become more effective as Law Society as well as a legal system.”
Mpaka said MLS is using its own resources to construct the structure which besides an office block will also have a library and a hostel.
The society has about 600 registered lawyers.
On his part, Winn Construction Company managing director Winn Witika applauded MLS for the ambitious project, saying it was pleasing to note that Blantyre City will have another building wholly owned by Malawians.
MLS started the construction project in February this year, more than two years after former minister of Justice Samuel Tembenu laid a foundation stone on the site and 15 years after the society bought the land from Blantyre City Council.
The society was created under the Legal Education and Legal Practitioners Act, Cap 3:04 of the Laws of Malawi to, among others, protect and assist the public on all matters concerning or relating to the law.