Justice Minister Given Lubinda is concerned about the low number of local courts in Sesheke District of Western Province.
Sesheke District has nine wards of which only three wards have local courts.
Mr Lubinda disclosed the shortage of local courts to ZANIS shortly after touring Sesheke Subordinate Court, Katongo and Katima Mulilo Local Courts infrastructures.
Earlier, the Minister also expressed concern on the state of the Registry Office at Sesheke Subordinate court which was gutted by fire in November 2013.
Mr Lubinda was dismayed at the dilapidated state of the roof at Sesheke Subordinate court which he described as a danger to human life.
The Minister has since urged the Judiciary to take keen interest in rehabilitating the building before it causes harm to members of staff.
Mr Lubinda also called on Sesheke area Member of Parliament to utilize some of the constituency development fund (CDF) to build local court infrastructures in the district.