The lmplementing partner of the USAID funded Justice Sector Support project will soon roll out a robust media education and sensitisation programme to enable Ghanaians know about the Case Tracking System (CTS) and its importance in the justice delivery in Ghana.
Mr Enoch Jengre, the Rule of Law Specialist of the project, told the Ghana News Agency that the overall objective for the project was to ensure expedited justice delivery in an efficient and transparent manner.
Mr. Jengre said “so far the picture looks very bright and many of the officers of key justice institutions are using the system instead of the manual way they use to record cases in the past.”
On implementing challenges confronting especially the Police, the Rule of Law Specialist was confident that they would be addressed in due course.
Mr. Jengre said the Chief Justice and the Heads of the other institutions in the justice delivery chain were very passionate about the success of the System. He added that the CTS has come to stay and called on all and sundry to help ensure that it was sustained.
Ghana’s CTS promotes inter-agency collaboration and information-sharing through the development of an integrated case tracking system to support the Government in effectively investigating and prosecuting criminal cases.
The implementing partners, namely the Legal Resources Centre, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative and Crime Check Foundation are being supported by USAID to strengthen the System through citizen engagement, empowerment and amplification of citizens’ voices, demand accountability and improved justice delivery services.
The three-year activity which commenced in August 2020, supports civil society organisations to work closely with justice sector institutions and to determine the need for changes in policies, procedures, and legislation that would facilitate improvements in justice delivery.
In 2018, the Government with support from the US government launched the first integrated Criminal Justice CTS in collaboration with the Judicial Service, the Ministry of Justice and Attorney General’s Department, the Legal Aid Commission, the Economic and Organised Crime Office, the Ghana Police Service and the Ghana Prisons Service.