New law courts building in Maputo

Mozambique’s new law courts building in Maputo was inaugurated on 1 March by the country’s president, Armando Guebuza.

Known as the Palace of Justice, the 12-storey building was built by Chinese construction company Construção CCM at a reported cost of $13 million, which was funded by China.

The building will house civil, commercial and labour departments and Maputo’s judicial courts, as well as the office of representatives of the public prosecution department, and the supreme court of appeal.

There are eight courtrooms and offices for judges and the police tribunal.

Speaking at the opening, Guebuza noted that Mozambique now had courts and attorneys' offices in the majority of the country's 128 districts.