‘Let’s effectively use ADR to address disputes – NCCE

Mr Benjamin Kyere, the Sunyani Municipal Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has reiterated the need for effective use of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) to address and conflicts in the country.

He said the ADR machinery was the best alternative regarding cost-effectiveness and time saving, saying “it is also a reconciliatory avenue for conflicting parties to unite again”.


Mr Kyere was speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on the sidelines of a Municipal Inter-Party Dialogue Committee (IPDC) meeting on prevention of violent extremism and terrorism in Ghana, held by the NCCE in partnership with National Security recently in Sunyani.


He said resolving feuds, either between political parties or among individuals/families at Courts of competent jurisdiction presided by judges could take unending years, but a peaceful and amicable solution could be reached through the ADR mechanism where feuding parties could narrate all grievances for qualified practitioners to address the issues.


Mr Kyere said reconciliation of conflicting parties to unite again through the ADR served as a means for the citizenry to be at peace with one another, adding that was also one of the NCCE’s major objectives.


He emphasized peace was what Ghana needed and it was, therefore, an obligation for every citizen to contribute towards the attainment of national peace and progress.


Accordingly, Mr Kyere advised political party supporters to put Ghana’s interest first in their political agenda to prevent any chaos that might trigger vigilantism.


Source: Ghana News Agency

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