Officials from courts are being familiarised on electronic case management system, bring a new era in the largely conservative British justice system.
Judiciary spokesman Mlenga Mvula said Friday the European Union has pumped in K1 billion in the system.
“This will improve the way we manage our case files as they will now be kept electronically. We will no longer have problems of losing case files or misplacing them leading to case hearing delays, that is now history,” said Mvula who sounded happy with the new system.
Mvula said the courts have now put on digital all cases to ensure they are fully secured.
He said court officials will be able to monitor the case files any time describing the system as efficient and effective in the management of case files which are the backbone of any case hearing. A few months ago, a court clerk and a guard were arrested for deliberately taking a case file with intent to destroy it after a defendant allegedly gave the two some money in order to destroy the evidence and the whole case.
Mvula said the Judiciary is currently training all courts personnel including judges and magistrates on how to use the system that is going to revolutionalise court operations in Malawi.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :