ICT Minister commends judiciary for its digital curiosity

by | Jul 10, 2021 | Business | 0 comments

Brian Rungano Temba

The Minister of Information and Communication Technology Dr Jenfan Muswere has commended the Judiciary Services Commission for adjusting to changing times by incorporating technology in their operation.

Officiating a training session for judges in Harare today, Minister Muswere said the current Covid-19 pandemic has heightened the importance of ICTs in critical fields in the country.

“The Judiciary are being called upon to deliver services against a backdrop of immense challenges brought about by COVID-19 pandemic.
We have all realised the importance of innovation where we are seeing a rapid growth of teleworking and a high demand for digital solutions in the economy as a whole,” said Minister Muswere.

Minister Muswere said the judicial system involves a lot of filing and archiving, something which the impending Intergrated Electronic Case Management Sysyem (IECMS) is meant to solve.

“ICTs can be a useful tool for text creation, storage and retrieval, improved access to the law, recording of court procedure case management and producing data for administrative purposes, communication among other many areas,” said Minister Muswere.

He added that the NDS1 has identified ICT as a catalyst for the transformation of Zimbabwe to an upper middle income society by 2030.

The batch that graduated today was the first of many batches of Judicial Officers that will be training in competent use and navigation of ICTs.

The training was facilitated by the Ministry of ICT. Receiving their certificates of course completion today were ; Justice Maria Dube, Justice Martin Makonese, Hon Justice Martin Mafusire, Justice Evangelista Kabasa, Justice Christopher Dube-Banda, Justice Lillian Hove, Justice Custom Kachambwa, Justice Fatima Maxwell and Justice Betty Chidziva.