Parallel group not a threat to GBA – Forson

Mr Anthony Forson (R) speaking in an interview with Johnnie Hughes
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The Ghana Bar Association (GBA) is not perturbed about the parallel groups that are being formed by some lawyers, former President of the GBA, Mr Anthony Fortson, has said.

He stated that it is within the right of any Ghanaians to join or form any association.

Some lawyers in Ghana recently registered an association to break the monopoly of the GBA.

It is unclear whether these lawyers renounced their membership of the GBA to form this new association called “Law Society of Ghana” (Limited By Guarantee, LBG).

The registration number of the company is CG012690222 and its tax identification number (TIN) is C0061614130.

“I hereby certify that Law Society of Ghana LBG is this day incorporated under the Companies Act, 2019 (Act 992) and that the liability of its members is limited by guarantee”.

“Given under my hand and official seal at Accra, the 28th day of February 2022” the certificate of incorporation signed by the registrar of companies read.

Asked whether the GBA is worried over tis development, Mr Forson told Johnnie Hughes on TV3’s New Day show Thursday June 30 “absolutely not, it is their constitutional right.

“In fact, members even within the GBA can form groups. We have a group called Friends at the Bar, we believe that we should dress well, we should practice well , we should show ethical behaviour and it is not a threat to the GBA. So if a group of lawyers doing what the constitution has guaranteed them to do, how can the GBA be worried?”

“The law does not take notice of little things,” he stressed.

By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana

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