Lukas Brauchbar (left) in a chat with Edmund Mingle
Lukas Brauchbar (left) in a chat with Edmund Mingle
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Mr Lukas Brauchbar, a Swiss mediator and business entrepreneur operating in Ghana, has encouraged Ghanaians to explore the prospects of using mediation to resolve the myriad of disputes in the country.

“There are bright prospects for mediation in Ghana,” he said.

In an interview with ADR Daily in Accra, Mr Brauchbar, who trained and practices with the Perspectiva Institute, observed the need to apply a conscious national effort to enhance mediation and the Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR) industry, in general.

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Although he acknowledged the  significant progress of ADR in Ghana, he noted that a lot more has to be done to explore the full potentials of ADR for the benefit of Ghanaians.

Comparing the mediation industry in European countries and Ghana,

Mr Brauchbar, who handles family, school, inter-cultural and commercial dispute mediation, said practitioners in Ghana need to do more to advance the practice.

“We need to widen and intensify the field of mediation,” he stressed.

The awareness level, he observed, remained low, adding that many disputants are litigating in court because they have not been made to appreciate the importance of mediation.

In addition, Mr Brauchbar, a former chief executive officer of the Ghana chapter of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce Africa, called for enhancement in mediation training in Ghana.

“To be able to improve, we need to enhance professional training, learning and the practice,” he stated.

By Edmund Mingle/

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