Accra, Sept.30, GNA - A five-day training to empower court registrars and other officers in judicial administration and court management is underway in Accra.
The programme, which is being organized by the Judicial Service of Ghana in collaboration with the British Council, is to build the capacity of the court officials.
Mr Justice Dennis Adjei, Justice of the Appeal Court, who represented the Chief Justice, speaking at the opening ceremony appealed to the participants to take advantage of the opportunity provided them to acquire knowledge and enrich their skills.
He said even though some of the court officials are already in the system, they still lack the requisite knowledge and capacity to perform their task.
He said the Chief Justice realizing this deficiency in the system had to collaborate with the British Council to bring together resource persons, who are well versed in judicial issues, to impact their knowledge to the court registrars and other court officers.
Mr Justice Dennis Adjei said the judiciary was putting up a court complex and that the Judicial Service is likely to move into technology so that members who are not computer literate are to be given computer training.
He said the judicial service also intended to adopt a lot more technology in its activities, adding that a time may come where the filing of papers in court would be dispense with and do online filing.
He said the training would also help deal with corruption among court officials, especially helping the registrars to manage the junior staff who come into contact with court users.
Mr Justice Alex Poku-Acheampong, the Judicial Secretary, stated that the training programme for the court officials was intended to enhance the skills of the participants in public administration and court management.