The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has revealed the importance digitalization in justice delivery in Ghana and the Commonwealth.
Urging Justices to embrace the innovation at the 19th Triennial Conference of the Commonwealth Magistrates and Judges Association in Accra this morning, Dr. Bawumia reiterated the need to digitize Judiciary.
The CMJA Conference, which brings together Chief Justices, Judges, Magistrates and judicial officers from Commonwealth Nations, has, in its five-decade history, helped to promote independence of the judiciary and improvements to legal administration in member countries, the Vice President said.
In a contemporary world where digital innovations are making things and life easier, he urged the CMJA to embrace the power of digital tools and innovations to boost access to justice, as well as enhance judicial systems.
“I also shared with them, the story of how Ghana has already started digitizing its judicial process, and reiterated our Government’s commitment to it, to ensure easy and convenient access to justice in our country,” Dr said in a Facebook post after opening the event.
The Vice President has championed digitalization agenda since 2017, a drive that has seem major development in the country. The impact of his agenda has been seen at the DVLA, Passport office, Birth Death Registry, Ports among others.