The 2020 Mediation Expedition, which has the objective of promoting the use of Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR) in resolving disputes, has taken off today at the Bunso Eco Park in the Eastern region.
More than 60 professionals from various organisation and sectors are participating the two day Canopy Walk Mediation Expedition which will engage the participants in mediation moot sessions, learning mediation skills through various ecological activities.
Organised by ADR Daily, a specialized media firm, in collaboration with the Gamey & Gamey Group, seeks to enhance professionalism in ADR practice, as well as promote a mass adoption of ADR mechanisms by Ghanaians to resolve disputes.
This year’s event has the theme, “Consolidating the ropes of ADR in Ghana.”
Opening the expedition, Mr Austin Gamey, Chief Executive Officer of the Gamey and Gamey Group, lauded the objective of the expedition, and called for the increase in the adoption of ADR mechanism for the amicable resolution of disputes.
He deplored the spate of disputes at the family, community and national levels, and urged people in dispute situations to seek the help of ADR professionals in resolving their differences rather than engaging in acrimonious litigation.
In his welcome address, Edmund Mingle, Editor of ADR Daily said his outfit remained committed in promoting quality understanding and adoption of ADR among Ghanaians.
“This is our way of contributing to the national quest for a mass utilisation of ADR channels to promoting peaceful co-existence in all sectors of society,” he said.
He thanked Consolidated Bank Ghana, HPW Fresh & Dry and The Ghanaian Times for supporting the event, and called for collaboration from more corporate organisations.