Dar es Salaam, Feb. 2 -- PLANS are underway to make it compulsory for all civil cases to go for arbitration before being filed in courts, with the move expected to address delays and backlog of cases in courts.

This would be upon tabling in the Parliament the Bill for that matter, according to Chief Justice Prof Ibrahim Juma.

Speaking during the event to mark Law Day in Dodoma on Tuesday, Prof Juma said making all claims and complaints compulsory to go through the mediation and arbitration commission, will be a solution to a number of delays and backlog of cases in courts.

“It must be compulsory for all litigation to be lodged before the mediation and arbitration before filed in court, as it will ensure timely dispensation of jus...