The Rwandan government has resolved to use a new digital system dubbed, ‘Judicial Management Performance System’ (JMPS) to help in monitoring judicial officers for improved performance.
Court spokesperson Harrison Mutabazi disclosed this during an interview with The New Times.
Mutabazi explained, “JMPS will be used to monitor, digitally, the performance of all staff in the judiciary, including Judges and registrars.
“The system will capture all performance of the staff based on the time and quality of work delivered according to what was supposed to be done as well as their tasks.
“We anticipate this will increase the performance of all staff as well as provide accurate performance based on the system data instead of Human-based data as before.
“We believe that the system will also help the institution in tracking the right places that need improvements or efforts with the justification of the system data.
“JPMS has two modules one of which will be used by judges and court registrars where they will keep on working in the Integrated Electronic Case Management System (IECMS) but their work will be directly transmitted to JPMS while others will be working in the system.
“Another advantage of the system is that it will increase staff capacity and help in delivering timely justice saying that “Justice delayed is justice denied. Currently, the people involved are being trained to use it but the system will fully start operating next year.”
Also in an interview with The New Times, a Lawyer, Sylvie Umwali said that this system will benefit a lot of the people who need court services in general, through improvement in receiving timely justice among other benefits.
“For instance, this system will clearly show the time the case reached the judges’ offices and the time registrars placed it for trial among other details and it will be hard for them to delay the process.”