JUBA – The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) on Monday donated 14 Hino Trucks and 7 Land Cruisers to South Sudan Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs.
The vehicles aim to strengthen the legal system to fast-track backlogs cases, and transportation of inmates to avoid delay in prosecution.
Chan Reech Madut, Chief Justice said the vehicles will be distributed to ten states to ease transportation of inmates.
“I assure you with this vehicles, the question of transportation is solved, I am going to coordinate with governors of ten states to use this vehicles for judicial purposes only,” Madut said during handover ceremony in Juba this morning.
Madut applauded the UNDP for donating the vehicles to the Ministry of Justice to ease transportation.
“The UNDP among some few other international partners stood with us during very difficult time when some organizations run away because of the situation we are in,” Madut said.
“UNMISS supported mobile court project and Marc Plank Foundation is also supporting judiciary in terms of training and publication of law report and Kingdom of Netherland are also supporting us,” Madut added.
Samuel Doe, UNDP Resident Representative in South Sudan said the donation will expedite justice in the country.
“The program of UNDP is making commitment to justice chain here in South Sudan, we are presenting these vehicles to justice chain so that it can be used for services of expediting justice and ensure justice for all,” Dr. Samuel said.
Dr. Samuel said the vehicles will reduce the case backlogs since the inmates will easily be transported from prison to court.
“We also promise to bring in more vehicles that will address the challenges facing the judicial system such as congestion of prison across the country and the equipment needed to convey transport of inmates from Prison to court which is a major challenge in South Sudan,” he said.
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