In the quest to support public awareness creation about the benefits of Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms for the amicable settlement of disputes, a number of companies have advanced assistance towards the impending 2020 Mediation Expedition at the Bunso Eco Park in the Eastern region.
Slated for December 18 to 19, 2020, the expedition, being 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.
The companies offering financial support include Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG), the platinum lead sponsor, and HPW Fresh & Dry Limited, which is the gold sponsor. Others are the Gamey & Co ADR Centre which is supporting with mediation facilitators for the event, and the Ghanaian Times, which is facilitating the event publicity.
The partner companies share in the objectives of the annual expedition, and are optimistic that their assistance and collaboration would help to galvanize Ghana’s ADR industry to save the citizenry from the effects of acrimonious dispute situations.
According to the management of CBG, beyond being in line with its corporate social responsibility, the support for the mediation expedition is part of its contribution in promoting peaceful co-existence among Ghanaians in all areas, especially in the workplace and business sector.
Similarly, the management of HPW Fresh & Dry is convinced that ADR mechanisms are beneficial in helping to resolve disputes in an amicable, expeditious and inexpensive manner, indicating that there is a need for more awareness creation for more people to adopt ADR channels.
The expedition, which has the theme, “Consolidating the ropes of ADR in Ghana,” will be attended by over 60 professionals from various fields including business managers, lawyers, mediators, arbitrators, HR managers, medical practitioners, land administrators, engineers, school administrators, labour union leaders, media practitioners, religious and traditional leaders, as well as ADR trainees.
The two day event will be characterised by lectures, moot mediation sessions, forest hiking and business networking.
By Edmund Mingle/ adrdaily.com