Lawyer Justice Abdullah has applauded the government on the introduction of the electronic justice system in the judicial service.
He said it is a step in the right direction as it can help reduce the numerous cases left unsolved.
“The E-Justice system is indeed a good project. We pray for more of such projects and we believe that given the necessary financial and other resources to support, it will go a long way to change the entire face of our legal system”, he said.
The system which is already in use by governments around the world and is being introduced for the first time in Ghana is being piloted in some courts in the capital, Accra.
It will be an electronic platform for documentation in the halls of justice and will improve court integrity, save time and cut down money for court users.
Although Lawyer Abdullah was not happy with the system being limited to just the capital, he was optimistic that it would soon be made accessible to other courts nationwide.
“The only regrettable thing is that it is only this court in Accra that is presently hooked on to the system. In other words, the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and all other courts in and outside Accra are not benefiting from the e-justice programme. I just pray that with time, maybe depending on the success story, it might grow nationwide”, he noted.
He also asked that the government provides enough funds towards sustaining the programme as well as put up similar projects and initiatives to promote national development.
The E-Justice system is used around the world in countries such as Canada, England, Italy and Canada.
Story by: Emmanuel Quartey|universnewsroom.com