Tanzania plans to introduce mobile courts to decongest cases awaiting trial

DAR ES SALAAM, May 12 (Xinhua) — Tanzanian Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa told parliament on Thursday that the government planned to introduce mobile courts in all districts in the 2022/2023 financial year in a move aimed at decongesting cases awaiting trial.

“This plan will fast track trial of cases countrywide, especially in remote areas,” Majaliwa told the House when he responded to Zuwena Athumani, a Member of Parliament for special seats, who demanded the government explain measures it was taking to ensure the fast-tracking of case trials.

The premier said the judiciary has plans to increase the number of mobile courts in the country in the 2022/2023 financial year that starts on July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023, as outlined by the Ministry of Constitutional and Legal Affairs ministerial budget.

Majaliwa directed the Minister for Constitutional and Legal Affairs, Damas Ndumbaro, to oversee the introduction of the mobile courts in the districts.

He said mobile courts have proved to be very effective and productive as they were able to reach the country’s remote areas.

In February 2019, the judiciary introduced the first two mobile courts in Dar es Salaam and Mwanza regions with financial support from the World Bank.


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Publish date : 2022-05-12 16:29:00

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