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TCRA Donates 34 Laptops to Tanzania High Court Judges

June 16, 2014

Faustine Kapama

THE Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) has lived up to its promise to support the judiciary in its digitalization plans after supplying 34 laptop computers to all judges of the High Court of Tanzania.

The handing over ceremony was conducted at the High Court building in Dar es Salaam last Friday with the Director General of TCRA Prof John Nkoma, extending the authority's commitment to ensure judicial officer are equipped with the new communication technology.

He said that the provision of the laptops by TCRA was in response to the judges' request of being provided with working tools after they had taken part in a seminar involving laws governing telecommunications in the city, mid last year.

Prof Nkoma pointed out that the telecommunication sector was changing rapidly and, thus, TCRA took some initiative to provide training to the judges to sharpen their skills to suit the requirements.

Principal Judge Fakih Jundu, who led the judges of the High Court to receive the working tools, thanked TCRA for its support and appealed for continuity of provision of more seminars to judicial workers on telecommunication sector so that they should not be left behind with the ongoing global challenges.

He pointed out that the nature of assignments the judges were doing needed such working tools as would help them improve their efficiency and deliver justice timely.

He also appealed to the judges to use the provided working tools judiciously to bear the intended fruits. Currently, the judiciary is undergoing major reforms to ensure all court records are digitalized in a move aimed at fast tracking the dispensation of justice.

The Courts' Administrator, Mr Hussein Katanga, was quoted recently as saying that the judiciary was striving to change the current system so that all records are computerized, hence the need for the workers to sharpen their skills.

"We are trying to change the current system.

The court of yesterday is not going to be the court of today. I assure you that in two years to come everything is going to change," he said when opening a special Information Technology training for judicial workers in Dar es Salaam.

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Source: AllAfrica

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