(Ecofin Agency) - Ghana’s president, Nana Akufo-Addo (photo), launched the E-justice project on March 20, 2019.
According to the president, E-justice is a platform developed to digitalize legal services like the payment of fines. The platform will also automatically attribute legal cases to judges and courts to reduce corruption and conflicts of interest.
Nana Akufo-Addo explained that thanks to this system, there will be less interference and cases would neither be altered nor forgotten. In addition, no right would be violated.
“The Project is attempting to help ensure that the law keeps pace with technology, ending the age-old ‘missing dockets’ phenomenon and endless litigations, which have plagued the efficient delivery of justice in the country for several years,” the president said.
The E-justice project will be facilitated by the "e-case register" launched in May 2018 by vice-president Mahamudu Bawumia. The said register contains information like the types of cases, the offences, sex of the suspects, the address of the police stations that handled the cases as well as the lawyers and investigators related to a case.
With these electronic solutions, the E-justice system will favour an ethical, transparent and efficient justice.