African Bar Association appoints country reps

The Managing Partner, Fiona Serwaa Asafu-Adjaye, and John David Merson Esq., Senior Partner of Adonten Chambers, have been appointed to serve two-year terms as Ghana’s representatives to the African Bar Association (AFBA) Ghana Forum.

Their appointment commenced effective July 5 this year.

As country representatives, the two legal counsels will be expected to promote the activities of AFBA in Ghana guided by the association’s philosophy, which is to ensure the “fearless voice of the legal profession”.

Mr. Hannibal Uwaifo of Nigeria, President of AFBA, expressed his delight with the representation of AFBA through one of the oldest law firms in Ghana – Adonten Chambers, which was founded in 1926 by the late Sir Edward Asafu-Adjaye.

AFBA was established in 1971 by a group of progressive-minded lawyers from a Federation of National Legal Associations, and over the years it continues to seek and bring together independent professional legal bodies as well as lawyers from around the continent of Africa.

The objective is to exchange ideas and experiences in a congenial atmosphere for the pursuit and achievement of diverse professional interests.

During the 2018 Annual Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, participants from Africa and beyond deliberated on the AU’s aspirations to be achieved by 2063: which included charting a path toward transforming the continent into a strong, resilient global player and partner.

AFBA Ghana Forum is poised to blaze the trail in legal matters on the continent, and therefore invites all members of the legal community in Ghana to join AFBA in the pursuit of the AU aspirations of 2063.

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