ADR Practitioners Induct New Executives

The executives being sworn into office by the retired judge

THE GHANA National Association of Alternative Dispute Resolution
(ADR) Practitioners has elected new executives into office at its swearing-in
ceremony held in Accra over the weekend.

The new executives include Daniel Owusu Koranteng (President),

Wogbe Atta Dogoe (Vice-President), Mark Anderson (Gen. Secretary),
Anastasia Asamoah-Gyimah (Dep. Gen. Secretary), Efui Tamakloe Appeakorang (Project
Officer), Nana Adu Yeboah (Treasurer), Nii Armah Ashitey (Organizer), Isaac  Asare (PRO) and Alex Nartey (Patron).

Her Worship Johannah Abena Yankson (rtd) led the new executives to
take the Oath of Secrecy and Allegiance.

Speaking after the ceremony, Mr. Owusu Koranteng, the newly elected President
of GNAAP, underscored the need for dispute resolution mechanism to become the
mainstay of the country’s judicial administration.

He said those working in the ADR field were being driven by a strong
desire to contribute to peace-building, using the broad spectrum of ADR tools
for conflict resolution that guided them to build a strong ADR professional regulatory

He noted that the establishment of the Institute of Paralegal
Training and Leadership Studies (IPLS) was part of the GNAAP objective of
education, training and research in ADR, and it had supported the creation of
well trained ADR professionals with different backgrounds such as chiefs,
lawyers, members of Parliament, business executives, environmentalists and other

Mr. Koranteng gave an assurance that the new GNAAP executives would
work to improve access to justice for most Ghanaians, as well as the promotion
of peace-building.

The Patron of GNAAP, Alex Nartey, made it known that litigation is a
threat to every human endeavour and must always be discouraged.

He further advised members of NAAP to rely on the ADR act of
2010(ACT 798) even though it has not been fully implemented as a guide to
achieve a lot and meet the standard required globally.

By Mary Asieduwaa