Members of the public called on High Court judges in the Southern region to redouble efforts in facilitating court activities and close presented cases as early as possible.
Mendefera, 21 September 2010 – Members of the public called on High Court judges in the Southern region to redouble efforts in facilitating court activities and close presented cases as early as possible.
They highlighted the need for judges to discharge the heavy responsibility shouldered upon them by the people and the Government towards closing the case early through giving verdict without exposing the public to unnecessary prolonging of time and wastage of energy.
The members of the public went on to say that although the Government has opened courts in the respective areas so that the people may have easy access to judicial service, thus relieving them of wastage of unnecessary expense and energy, the cases referred to the High Court in Mendefera town, however, are failing to get verdict within a short time. In this connection, they called on the general public to settle disputes on the basis of customary law in line with the noble values of mutual respect and harmony.
The head of courts coordination in the region, Mr. Gebremichael Tesfamichael, noted that vigorous efforts are being exerted to provide efficient judicial service that saves time and energy. He further stated that the courts are working jointly with judges and other concerned parties towards avoiding the delays being witnessed.
The Judge of the High Court, Mr. Woldu Gebremariam, explained that the reasons behind the delays being encountered rest on the failure of the beneficiaries to present the necessary evidences and documents, besides presenting cases without the consultation of lawyers.