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CTS Requires Full Stakeholder Commitment to Achieve Success – CJ

His Lordship the Chief Justice, Justice Anin Yeboah, has called for the fullest commitments from the various stakeholders to ensure the complete rollout of the Ghana’s Case Tracking System (CTS) throughout the country as well as its sustainability. The call was made in a speech read on his behalf by His Lordship Justice Yonny Kulendi (JSC) at a sensitization workshop organized by the USAID Justice Sector Support Activity at the Coconut Grove Regency Hotel in Accra.

Ghana’s Case Tracking System was launched in May 2018 to aid the effective investigation and prosecution of criminal cases. The system is also intended to boost transparency and accountability in the justice system. It completely eliminates the manual processes, as it runs on a software application where documents can be accessed concurrently by authorized users from the six agencies. Currently, it has been rolled out in seven administrative regions and forty districts across the country.

In his speech, Justice Anin Yeboah reiterated that the CTS was designed to improve our work for the benefit of the criminal justice system and outlined some gains made as regards training of staff and acquisition of equipment in facilitating the progress of the CTS.

“I am happy to note that, already, some 5000 members of our staff (in all six agencies) have been trained to use this new system in seven regions and 675 of our offices have commenced its use. This represents an 89% coverage of the total number of the offices operated by our six agencies in these regions. We have also received some 816 laptops and 851 tablets so far and I understand that by the time we reach 100%, these numbers will increase,” he revealed.

Participants at the training session were taken through presentations and demonstrations to increase their familiarity with CTS. Also present were LRC Executive Director/Chief of Party for USAID Justice Sector Support Activity, Madam Daphne Lariba Nabila, Chairman of JTF-TC, Mr. Samuel Antwi-Gyekye,, representatives of all agencies of the criminal justice sector, CSO’s and Assembly Members.

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