The Afadjato Mediation Expedition has kicked off on Friday with the mediation training for chiefs, queenmothers and community leaders in the Afadjato area.
More than 26 chiefs and others from Gledi Traditional Area, in the Hohoe Municipal, are participating in the two-day training as part of the mediation expedition organised by ADR Daily in collaboration with the Gamey and Gamey Group.
A mediation clinic was also opened for community members with disputes to be assisted by professional mediators to achieve resolution.
The event, which is aimed to promoting the benefits mediation in Ghana, was climaxed yesterday with dozens of mediators and other professionals storming Gbledi-Gbogame to trek Afadjato, the highest mountain in Ghana.
The participants, drawn from various professional fields, would engaged in various learning activities on the mountain, including mediation role plays modeled on critical disputes in various sectors.
The 2019 expedition has the theme, “Enhancing mediation skills for socio-economic development.”
The training, which was led by Mr. Austin A. Gamey, Chief Executive Officer of Gamey & Gamey Group, the leading firm in Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Industrial relations management, was to enable the chiefs and community leaders to acquire the needed skills to mediate disputes in an organised way to achieves effective amicable resolution to foster communal peace.
They introduced to ADR and mediation in particularly, and educated on the structure for mediation.
As traditional leaders, he urged them to strive for resolution of disputes, reminding them of their leadership role in ensuring peaceful co-existence among their people.
He encouraged them to us mediation to resolve all disputes so as to avoid acrimonious court litigation.
Mediation, he said, ensures both-gain solution, adding that the interests of parties in a dispute are protected.
Mr Gamey therefore called on stakeholders to seek mediation training to help resolve long standing disputes in flash spots across the country.
Togbe Kutse III, Chief of Gbledi Chebi, a participant and the representative of Togbe Humatekpor V, the Paramount Chief of Gbledi Traditional Area lauded the objective of the training and thanked Gamey & Gamey Group and ADR Daily for the support.
He gave the assurance that the skills acquired would be effectively used to unite the people for rapid development of the area.
By Edmund Mingle/ adrdaily.com