Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, the Vice President of Ghana has launched Ghana’s E-Case Tracking Project today, May 22, 2018 .
The project was launched at the Law Court Complex in Accra.
The project he said, is geared towards the development of an integrated case tracking system.
The system will support government in the effective investigation and prosecution of criminal cases.
It would also improve collaboration and information sharing within the justice delivery system.
This includes the Judicial Service, the Ghana Police Service and Prisons Service.
According to the Vice President, the said institutions would have technological tools to track information on criminal cases.
As well as share relevant information in ways that would improve timeliness, efficiency and effectiveness of investigations and prosecution.
He charged the managers of the new system to be wary of people who may resist change largely because they benefited from the old tardy system.
“We were just told of someone who was on remand for 35 years. This can only exacerbate prison overcrowding which all decent citizens agree to be inhumane.
“It is, therefore, heartwarming to note that this case tracking system that we are launching today with the help of our partners, USAID, will help to address these bottlenecks and help reduce delays, loss of files and various debilitating factors in the justice delivery processes to the barest minimum,” he said.
Report by: Stephanie Horsu