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Crime Check Foundation, others selected to enhance justice delivery in Ghana

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The Crime Check Foundation, CCF, an NGO, has been selected as one of the organisations for the implementation of the USAID funded Ghana Case Tracking System to enhance justice delivery in the country.

The others are the Legal Resources Centre, which is the lead implementing partner, and the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative.

Speaking at the launch of the project in Accra, the Executive Director of CCF, Ibrahim Oppong Kwarteng, said infractions of the law by some criminal justice agents, massive congestion and the lack of proper classification of prisons, missing dockets of accused persons and convicts, juveniles in adult prisons, the lack of a non-custodial sentencing law and the absence of an ex-convict re-integration policy among others, appear to have blighted Ghana’s envious designation as a champion of rule of law and respect for human rights in Africa.

“As an Ambassador Extraordinaire of the prisons, I have consistently advocated a reform of the country’s criminal justice laws. CCF’s One-On-One interviews with prisoners in Ghana’s prisons on our ‘Time With The Prisoner’ television series have brought to the fore the numerous challenges that have made it difficult for our prisons to become purely correctional institutions,” he said.

Mr. Oppong Kwarteng said “through our prison documentaries and media engagements we have been able to draw the attention of government and other stakeholders in the criminal justice chain to the enormity of the problems militating against effective justice delivery, though some successes have been chalked up, more needs to be done.”

Ibrahim Oppong Kwarteng.

Therefore, this project, Mr. Oppong Kwarteng said, is important within the context of the challenges outlined and because of its capacity to strengthen the justice sector institutions for efficient justice delivery.

For successful implementation of the project, the CCF brings on board the media visibility required in fast tracking the objectives of the project. They are increasing citizen oversight and monitoring of criminal cases, strengthening advocacy for accountability of key justice sector institutions, and increasing citizen knowledge and access to justice sector service.

The three year project will be implemented in 40 districts in seven regions.

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  1. Well done Sir!!
    There are many in incarceration who may either need help instead of their continuous imprisonment. Someone caught with eg weed (marijuana) for personal use or recreational purposes may need a rehabilitation facility. Some issues probably as a result of a minor squabble may need other forms of deterrence such as cleaning our drains. Some people may also need to be treated in mental facilities but one can only do that when they’ve been properly accessed for capacity and mental state examination. I am sure your outfit will spearhead a new paradigm in our justice delivery system which has being a bit rigid and lacking novel ideas.

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