Ghana Bar Association Urges Unity and Civic Engagement Ahead of 2024 Elections

GBA President Emphasizes Importance of National Unity and Peace in New Year Message

The Ghana Bar Association (GBA) is issuing a call to Ghanaians to resist political division and prioritize national unity in the upcoming 2024 elections. GBA President, Yaw Acheampong Boafo, delivered this message in his New Year address, urging citizens to consistently exercise their civic rights and participate in the democratic process, irrespective of the political party in power.

Preserving Peace as the Paramount Resource

In his message, Acheampong Boafo underscored the significance of cherishing and safeguarding the prevailing peace in the country, considering it the most critical resource. He urged citizens to be model citizens and contribute to national development, emphasizing that unity outweighs division.

“There is more that unites us than divides us. We must cherish our unity in diversity. Let’s act in the hospitality of our forefathers and not allow politicians in their Machiavellian pursuit of political power to divide us on ethnic, religious, and other divisive pranks,” stated Acheampong Boafo.

Commitment to Collaboration with the Judiciary

Additionally, the GBA President expressed the association’s commitment to wholeheartedly collaborate with the judiciary, particularly under the leadership of Chief Justice Her Ladyship Gertrude Torkonoo. He assured continued cooperation to ensure access to justice reforms for all Ghanaians and the smooth administration of justice.

“We will continue our cooperation with the judiciary, and our Chief Justice, Her Ladyship Justice Gertrude Araba Torkonoo, to ensure access to justice reforms for all Ghanaians and smooth administration of justice,” affirmed Acheampong Boafo. The GBA’s call for unity and civic engagement aligns with the association’s commitment to fostering a democratic and peaceful electoral process in the nation.

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