Thaddeus Sory, Nania Owusu-Ankomah Sackey, others, make interim committee of CIArb Ghana chapter

Members in Ghana by an application dated June 4, 2021, again expressed their interest in the formation of the Ghana branch, which was subsequently approved on September 24, 2021, by the Board of Trustees of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators at Bloomsbury Square, London.

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Lawyer Thaddeus Sory, of Sory @ Law, Bentsi-Enchill Letsa & Ankomah’s Nania Owusu-Ankomah Sackey, and five others have been made representatives of the interim committee of the newly launched Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) Ghana branch.

The other members of the committee are, Michael Gyang Owusu of O & A Legal Consult and President of the ADR Ghana Hub, Bobby Banson of Robert Smith Law Group and Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Kwadwo Ntrakwah of Ntrakwah & Co and member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Naa Amorkor Amarteifio of AB & David and member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and Etta Mosore of Lithur Brew & Co and member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Chaired by Nania Owusu-Ankomah Sackey, the seven–member committee would be serving for a period of three years until the next election of representatives. 

“These representatives are going to steer the affairs of the Ghana chapter for a period of not less than 3 years. They may elect to go for elections in next one year or two years, but for 3 years, they have their positions guaranteed under the branch model rules,” said CHIEF J. Akingbola San, Chairman of the CIArb Nigeria Branch. 

Currently, with a membership of 222, the Ghana chapter has 67 of its memebrs attaining various levels of CIArb accreditation, while about 60 more are undertaking relevant courses to attain CIArb accreditation, said chairperson of the Committee, Nania Owusu-Ankomah Sackey. 

“The vision of the Ghana chapter is very simple, it includes to make; make training and certification in ADR more accessible to interested professionals, support career development of members in ADR field, build a strong network of ADR professionals and help them get leverage on that network and overall promote the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution mechanisms to avoid, manage and resolve conflicts and disputes in Ghana.”

She added that the CIArb Ghana chapter will be looking forward to collaborate with the Ghana Bar Association, the Ghana School of Law, and the Ghana Arbitration Centre to promote arbitration and promote the use of ADR.  

“Having a chapter in Ghana, will no doubt impact positively on the capacity of the government of Ghana to attract foreign investors. It is our belief that the formation of the Ghana chapter of the institute, will further enhance the profile of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, enable a wider outreach to members in the chapter area, and allow for additional, educational, networking and socializing opportunities for members,” said CHIEF J. Akingbola San, Chairman of the CIArb Nigeria Branch. 

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators is viewed as the primary arbitration training provider in Africa. The parent body in the UK was founded in 1915 and currently has members in 150 countries.