March 27, 2012
All District courts operating in the country will soon be automated or computerized before the end of this year.
The Judicial Service will launch its e-justice project which is aimed at infusing Information Communication Technology (ICT) products and services into the justice delivery system with the view to improving its efficiency and effectiveness.
Through the intervention of the e-justice project which augment with funding from the Government of Ghana’s budgetary provision and donor support, the rest of the district courts in the country will at least be computerized.
The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Dr. Benjamin Kumbour disclosed this in parliament on Thursday whiles answering a question posed by Hon. Ben-Abdallah Banda, Member of Parliament for Offinso South as to what is being done to ensure that all district courts in Ghana are computerized or automated.
He however said the project will be dependent on the presence of electricity supply in those localities, adding that courts without electricity will be supplied with manual typewriter to facilitate their secretariat work.
Hon. Kumbour noted that out of 141 district courts in the country 19 of these have been automated, that is, they have been special equipment installed in them to facilitate the recording and transcription of proceedings. 41 districts courts across the country have also been computerized.
Kwadwo Anim/