Ghanaians Urged to Take Advantage of Alternative Dispute Resolution Platform
Her Ladyship, Justice Irene-Charity Larbi, Justice of the Court of Appeal and Judge In-Charge of the Programme said Ghanaians must use the platform to resolve their issues to ease pressure on the regular Court system.
Ghanaians have been urged to take advantage of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) platform to resolve their issues instead of the regular court proceedings which travel for several programmes.
The National Coordinator of the Programme, Mr Alex Natey said the Alternative Dispute Resolution platform gives beefing party's the opportunities to personally bury their differences peacefully.
According to him, the aim of the Programme is geared to ensure that access to justice in Ghana is made easier, cheaper, non-adversarial and flexible to especially the poor and the vulnerable.
At the launch of the third quarter of the Programme in Tamale under the theme "Making Our Court's User Friendly, Through The Use of ADR", Mr Alex said the regular court system delay cases due to its technicalities.
Her Ladyship, Justice Irene-Charity Larbi, Justice of the Court of Appeal and Judge-In-Charge of the Programme said the Programme was instituted in 2005 as an intervention to ease pressure on the regular Court system.
She said the Programme uses mediation mainly for the resolution of cases, adding that it has a lot of benefits that Support quality justice delivery.
According to her, the Programme has helped in reducing the backlog of cases in the courts substantially due to the masses mediation exercise.
"This clearly indicates that the ADR mechanism is a reliable partner to the traditional justice delivery system and must, therefore, be embraced and nurtured for a quality justice delivery system," she said.
Justice Irene-Charity Larbi further assured the public that the ADR Programme withholds the privacy of beefing parties whenever a case is being heard.