Hukuntsi Court Drives Excellency

| June 9, 2015

Chief Justice Mr Maruping Dibotelo has complimented the Hukuntsi Magistrates Court with an excellence award for being the best user of the Court Records Management System (CRMS) in the country.

Presenting the award recently Mr Dibotelo explained that the court had done “exceptionally well” obtaining first position with 97 per cent, dethroning Maun Station who scooped the title twice in a row previously.

He said before the arrival of the Hukuntsi Court in 2011, the residents had the challenge of travelling long distances to access court stations in other places.

He said they were still faced with several challenges such as accommodation, which is why there is still no magistrate in the village, adding that the intention was to give the Hukuntsi Court the best services they deserved just like other courts.

The head of Court Information Management Section (CIMS), Ms Lame Otlaadisa explained that CRMS was an electronic record management system in which cases and other files of the court were captured in the system for extra safe keeping.

Ms Otlaadisa said initially, court staff was slow in adapting to the new system and that some did not even develop interest in using it so in 2013 they started gauging and awarding the best court which captured quality and credible data in 2010.

Hukuntsi Station joined the performance race in in September 2013 getting the last position out of all the 23 stations in 2014, the court got position two, and the first position in 2015, she said.

Ms Mmaboipuso Morubisi, who is principal clerk of the Hukuntsi Court said when the system was first implemented, they faced several challenges such as staff shortage and computers. Also there was lack of cooperation and interest in embracing the system among staff.

She indicated that through the help of the CIMS team, they managed to change their mindset towards the system and formed a system utilisation committee which saw the court moving from last position to being the most improved in 2014.

“We are very happy for this award. We believe we deserve it because we worked really hard for it and we intend to retain this position through good team spirit, cooperation and extra hard work,” she assured.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

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