The Judicial Service of Ghana has launched an online Judicial Service Public Relations and Complain Units (JSPRCUs) to monitor Judges and their proceedings in court.
The move is to rid the Court of any form of corruption or anything that lead to prejudicial like a judge’s demeanor or auterances during proceedings in court and the conducts of the clerk, that could affect service delivery to any person petronising the court services.
The launch indicated that corruption is a complex social, political and economic happenings, and it underminds Democratic institutions, slows economic development and contributes to political instability.
Launching the Online Complain Units, Justice Angelina Domakyaareh, an Appeal’s Court Judge hinted that since the Unit started operation, about 503 petitions were received via the online within 17 months, (Jun. 2017 – Oct. 2018) and about 402 were redressed.
Her Ladyship Justice Domakyaareh, who is also the Director of the Units stated that those who cannot read and write need to also come without fear and they would be assisted to lodge their complaints for attention.
The Judicial Service believes the only way to bring the State closer to the citizens to enhance accountability through internal control mechanism is the complaint unit.
Other State institutions that are charged with investigative powers and to presecute, as well as some civil soceities groups were represented and commended the Judicial Service through their statements at the event.
Development partners like the European Union lauds the idear, and pledged their support for the complain unit created.
Source: the republic responsible.com/ Delali Awuyeh