Shaikh Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa, the Minister of Justice and Islamic Affairs, applauded the legislative work aimed at bringing efficiency through innovation which helped in the issuance of 400,000 decisions by the enforcement courts.
The minister was speaking to Bahrain News Agency (BNA) on the sidelines of the “2019 Government Forum”, held under the patronage of His Royal Highness the Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, and in the presence of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister.
“I am very pleased to participate in the fourth Government Forum which started in 2016. At that time, I remember we were just emphasising on the principles of economic vision. In 2017 we built up on it and we have 102 legislations that were issued by the parliament,” the minister said, adding, that the new approach in handling the ministerial work and delivery of public services has raised the bar delivery of public services.
“We see a continued economic growth as well as the way of doing day to day business with less staff but more efficiently and it is totally different than before. For example, in the Ministry of Justice we have gone through voluntary retirement process that many of employees opted for. We did not replace them with other employees; in fact we changed the way we do our business; we restructured the Ministry of Justice in another format. We started to use the private sector; for example, we have now the private notary doing the business not only by using technology but also by affecting our way of conducting justice in general even in the court sessions. With the use of technology, we were able to issue 400,000 decisions by the enforcement courts,” he said.
“We are able to manage the court system without any human interference and just by memorandums that we file online. What we are hoping for is that we concentrate on the delivery of judicial services by using state-of-the-art technology and no more emphasis on more.”
Shaikh Khalid added that this concept and focus led to a service-oriented approach.
“At the end of the day all the changes that we are doing put the citizens in the core of attention and development. The main target is to make us citizens happy and able to find new jobs, able to get services with the lowest price and cost.”