The Marian Conflict Resolution Center – CUCG organises Arbitration Training 2013
The Marian Conflict Resolution Center (MCRC) – CUCG organised the 2013 Arbitration Training at the Catholic University College of Ghana, Fiapre from the 22nd to the 26th of July, 2013.
The Mediators affiliated to the center have been working with the court on Court Connected ADR in Sunyani to resolve dispute, build capacity and create awareness.
This year’s program is part of the training and awareness creation programs. The partners – Giving To Ghana Foundation, the Catholic University College of Ghana and the Catholic Diocese of Sunyani, the University of Fordham and St. John’s University Law School, together with the legal fraternity in Ghana came together to discuss the need for ADR and how best Ghanaians could incorporate ADR in the court system.
In her key note address the Chief Justice of Ghana, Justice Mrs. Georgina Theodora Wood acknowledged the effort of the team from the USA towards the project – Marian Conflict Resolution Centre, to serve as a resource centre for the training of persons in ADR. She reiterated the commitment of the Judicial Service of Ghana in support of the project (Marian Conflict Resolution Centre) and said through the project, ‘‘the partnership has deepened further, the strong international bonds of friendship between Ghana and the United States of America. It has also further cemented the deep institutional link between the Judiciary of Ghana and Fordham Law School, which began some six years ago, when I assumed the high office of Chief Justice of the Republic of Ghana.’’
The Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Mr. Paul Evans Aidoo, also acknowledged the immense benefit that the Brong Ahafo Region is and would be deriving from the program and the center. He also said the center and its activities ‘‘will equip all civil society organisation in their assessment of the Judicial service.’’
The Bishop of the Sunyani Diocese, Most Rev. Matthew K. Gyamfi thanked the Giving to Ghana Foundation who have made this possible and for the monetary and selfless contribution of all the stakeholders who have travelled from far and near to make the program a success.
The program was attended by the Vice Chancellor of the Catholic University College of Ghana, Prof. James Hawkins Ephraim, Dean John Feerick and Judge Dennis Lynch, of the Giving to Ghana foundation, some law professors from Ghana and the United States, Australia, Malta and host of other dignitaries.