By Peter Chivhima
THE Second Republic is forging ahead with the justice delivery system transformative drive, through decentralisation of court processes, with the Lupane Magistrates Court ready for commissioning.
The ushering of the Second Republic gave birth to the implementation of several key infrastructure projects across all sectors, including the judiciary sector.
The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) was therefore not left out in government’s quest to bring essential services closer to the people.
This saw the JSC embarking on a massive decentralisation programme, with several courts having already been completed and refurbished across the country.
These include Chinhoyi and Mt Darwin Magistrates Courts and Mutare High Court, while the Epworth Court is nearing completion.
As part of efforts to enhance justice delivery and the expeditious resolution of commercial disputes in line with international best practices, the Second Republic also established the first-ever stand-alone paperless Commercial Court in June this year.
With the country on a drive to promote investment, a new Labour Court Building was also commissioned in Harare to expeditiously deal with labour disputes.
In an exclusive interview with the ZBC News this Wednesday, JSC spokesperson Daniel Nemukuyu revealed that more projects are in the pipeline.
“As the Judicial Service Commission, we are happy to say that we are going forward with the construction of courts countrywide. As a commission we are happy to say that Lupane Magistrate Courts is now ready for commissioning this month and we are in the process of constructing courts countrywide and most of them are nearing completion,” he said.
The transformation of the country’s justice delivery system is in line with the Second Republic’s targets of attaining an upper middle income society by 2030.