DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania (Xinhua)
-- The government of Tanzania
on Monday inaugurated a World Bank-funded training and
information resource center to improve the efficiency
and transparency of the judiciary.
Chief Justice Ibrahim Juma said the construction of the
training center was part of the World Bank’s support to
Tanzania’s five-year strategic plan to achieve
citizen-centric judicial modernization.
the center will offer training programs in legal,
administrative and judicial topics and law reform areas
for about 900 judicial officers and about 6,000 court
staff in the judiciary.
help upgrade skills that are necessary to cut backlogs
and delays in hearing of cases, and improve service
provision to citizens,” said the chief justice.
Country Director for Tanzania Bella Bird said that as
Tanzania moves toward a middle-income status, it is
extremely important to underscore the pivotal role that
the judiciary plays in achieving social and economic
Bank allocated 65 million U.S. dollar for the
Citizen-Centric Judicial Modernization and Justice
Service Delivery Project.
effective justice system is critical for fighting
corruption, improving accountability and transparency,
and delivering better public services that the citizens
of Tanzania need, especially women, the poor and
generally the vulnerable segments of the population,”
judicial reforms also catalyzed private investment, and
that timely functioning of the courts boosts the private
sector by upholding property rights, and procurement
effective judiciary is essential for the confidence of
businesses to invest, and therefore pivotal for economic
growth and job creation,” she said.
entrepreneurs and businesses lower their transaction
costs and manage their operating risks,” said Bird.
that timely functioning of courts also helped to reduce
the administrative burden with speedy resolution of tax
disputes and enforcement.