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Court to have evening session from 2pm to 6pm as Chief Justice introduces new shift system

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The Chief Justice, Gertrude Torkornoo has introduced a “Court Shift System” on a pilot basis to manage court cases in the country.

A statement from her outfit said the new system will see a court session in the evening.

“The rationale for the Court Shift System stems from the fact that findings from a physical count of dockets undertaken in all Courts nationwide demonstrated that several identified Courts have huge caseloads with some over 600 pending cases.

"It is envisaged that the Court Shift System when implemented will reduce the backlog of cases in the specified courts,” portion of the statement read.

Read the full statement below

OFFICE OF THE JUDICIAL SECRETARY

REPUBLIC OF GHANA
ALL STAFF

IMPLEMENTATION OF COURT SHIFT SYSTEM

We write to inform you that, the Honourable Lady Chief Justice has introduced a "Court Shift System" on a pilot basis by optimizing the use of existing court resources to reduce the volume of cases before the Courts, effective 25th March 2024.

The rational for the Court Shift System stems from the fact that, findings from a physical count of dockets undertaken in all Courts nationwide demonstrated that a number of identified Courts have huge caseloads with some in excess of 600 pending cases.

It is envisaged that the Court Shift System when implemented will reduce the backlog of cases in the specified courts, improve accessibility to justice for citizens by offering flexible court hours that accommodate diverse schedules, and enhance the overall effectiveness of the judicial system.

The Court Shift System will be implemented on a pilot basis in the under-listed eight (8) selected Courts:

1. High Court '1', Adentan
2. High Court '2', Adentan
3. High Court 1, Amasaman
4. Circuit Court, Weija
5. District Court, La
6. District Court, Teshie
7. District Courts A&B, Madina
8. High Court, Nsawam

The morning shift for affected Courts will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. while the afternoon session will be from 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
 

source: Theannouncergh.com