By: Daniel Orlando | Voltaonlinegh.com |
A day’s training workshop has been organized for Citizen Monitoring Groups (CMGs) in the Volta region, on Ghana’s electronic Case Tracking System.
The training which took place in Ho, the Regional capital, was organized by the Legal Resource Centre, a non-governmental organization, as part of the ‘USAID Justice Sector Support Activity.’
According to Enock Jengre, Rule of Law Specialist, the training was to equip the CMGs to monitor the implementation of the electronic Case Tracking System, which was introduced by the government of Ghana to trace criminal cases among the six criminal justice institutions in the country namely, Ghana Police Service, Ghana Prisons Service, Legal Aid Commission, Economic and Organized Crime Office, the Attorney General Department and the Judicial Service.
Listen to Mr. Jangre briefing the media
‘Our Activity is to advocate for the use of the Case Tracking System (CTS) and this Activity is called the USAID Justice Sector Support (JSS) Activity. This Partnership is implementing the JSS Activity to advocate for the use of the CTS.’
The Justice Sector Support is currently operational in 40 selected districts across seven Regions of the country, six of which are in the Volta Region, namely, Ho Municipal, Ketu North, Ketu South, Adaklu, Agortime-Ziope and South Dayi.
As a result, the CMG has been trained to visit the various six justice sector institutions to facilitate in monitoring the use of the CTS, and report to the JSS Activity Partnership the challenges for remedial action, Mr. Jengre explained.
He was therefore optimistic the electronic case tracking system would boost the confidence of citizens in the justice delivery system, in order for the public to use the court system and Alternative Disputes Resolutions mechanisms to settle disputes.
The programme which was in collaboration Commonwealth Human rights initiative, Crime Check Foundation, and local partner, GLOWA, was funded by USAID.