A number of institutions in the Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR) fraternity are congratulating Ms. Diana Asonaba Dapaah, an astute ADR practitioner, on her appointment as Deputy Attorney General and Minister of Justice.
The institutions describe the appointment of Ms Dapaah, who was sworn into office by the President on Friday, as laudable and an impetus for the growth of the ADR industry.
ADR Daily, the Marian Conflict Resolution Centre (MCRC), the Ghana ADR Hub, GIMPA Law Faculty and the Association of Young Arbitrators, among other ADR institutions, trust in her ability to deliver in her new position.
Prior to her appointment, Ms Dapaah, Vice President of the Ghana ADR Hub, was a law lecturer at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) teaching Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Corporate Law and Governance, Public International Law and Human Rights Law, and a Faculty member at the MCRC.
Ms. Dapaah, who is called to both the Ghana and New York Bar, is a World Bank certified trainer in corporate governance and ADR, and has trained lawyers and judges in Ghana, Sierra Leone and Liberia. In addition, she is a Senior Associate at Sam Okudzeto and Associates, and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Her appointment comes at a time the ADR industry is gaining renewed momentum for a mass adoption of ADR by Ghanaians for the resolution of disputes.
The fraternity, therefore, is expectant of her assistance to further promote the utilisation of ADR in Ghana.
For instance, Mrs Vida Korang, Executive Director of the Marian Conflict Resolution Centre, is confident that Ms Dapaah “will bring to bear her experience and passion for ADR in her new role.”
The management of ADR Daily, in congratulating Ms. Dapaah, remains optimistic of her ability to excel at the Ministry.
“We have full confidence in expertise, and we encourage her to help in directing the Ministry’s attention towards supporting the advancement of the ADR practice in Ghana,” said Edmund Mingle, Editor of ADR Daily.
For their part, the Association of Young Arbitrators in a statement, described Diana, who was in 2020, adjudged as one of Africa’s 50 Most Promising Young Arbitration Practitioners, as a “rising star.”
The Association described her appointment “as an assurance that the future of Africa belongs to the young people.”