The government has been challenged to fast-track the process of computerizing its judicial system in a bid to ease and improve court service delivery.
“It is time our courts were computerized so that judges and magistrates do away with paper work,” said Omar Issa, chief executive officer of the Investment Climate Facility (ICF).
He threw the challenge here over the weekend soon after wrapping up a three-day special Investment Climate Facility (ICF) summit.
The official called on the country’s legal institutions to digitalize their services in an effort to speed up delivery of justice.
“Adoption of technology will help improve court procedures and make courts deliver justice in time,” he said, adding that the move will also reduce a backlog of cases in Tanzanian courts.
Issa said ICF has been working with Tanzanian courts and the project was going on well, adding that Zambia, which came on later, was doung well in the area.
“As I am speaking now, Zambia has digitalized its court procedures and doing very well in the area. So, it is time Tanzanian courts speeded up the process,” he stressed.
ICF’s footprint now covers 31 countries with a portfolio of 49 projects.
Former President Benjamini Mkapa, who is the ICF co-chair, stated: “ICF has demonstrated that real improvements can be implemented in a timely and cost-effective manner to generate tangible impact in African economies when stakeholders are fully committed and beneficiaries engaged.”