Ministry Of Justice To Be Reformed

President John Dramani Mahama has directed the Minister of Justice and Attorney General to carry out reforms that would enhance the effective dispensation of justice in the country.

The reforms, the President said, should include the improvement of the training of state lawyers, development of a scheme that would ensure increased funding for the sector and the development of an effective administrative and management systems.

The President has also directed the Minister to develop automated processes to enable the tracking of cases, attendance in court and attitude to work schedules, digital record keeping to ensure the maintenance of accurate records of government cases and contracts.

Mr. Ibrahim Murtala Mohammed, Deputy Minister for Information and Media Relations, announced this at the daily media briefings at the Flagstaff House, Kanda.

He said President Mahama has also directed the Minister to acquire automated legal resources such as electronic versions of law reports, statutes of Ghana, Lexis and Nexus among others to enhance research activities at the various courts.

The Deputy Minister said the reforms are expected to link up all government departments and provide them with the necessary services that would guarantee better public services and financial management.

The reforms, Mr. Mohammed said, would also place the Ministry in a better position to make legal services accessible to all citizens.

The Deputy Information and Media Relations Minister also announced that government would soon make all the relevant payments to all contractors working for government.

He said the contractors who had carried out various projects in the areas of education and roads sector would be paid in the coming months

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