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Otumfuo To Grace Lawyers Conference

Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II will grace the 2024 Conference of the Ghana Bar Association (GBA) scheduled to take place in the ninth month.

He made this known to the leadership of the Association when they extended an invitation to him during a courtesy call on April 19, 2024, at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi.

The delegation was led by Yaw Acheampong Boafo, the National President and made up of Savior Kludze, the P.R.O, Kwame Owusu Sekyere, the Regional President, Francis Koffie, the immediate Past National President, and other regional executives and members of the Association.

Speaking on their behalf, Lawyer Yaw Boafo who will end his reign as the National President this year recalled the series of their conferences His Majesty has graced since his enstoolment and highlighted the recognition his presence gave the association.

“This year, the Conference will be held in Kumasi and it will begin on September 9. We are here to plead with His Majesty to honour our Conference just as he has done since 1999,” he said.

He also informed Asantehene about the Ghana Women Forum’s desire to have an audience with Lady Julia on September 8, a request His Majesty said he would forward to his wife.

Also accepting their invitation to the conference, Otumfuo said, “He (Lawyer Boafo) has done a commendable work. If it is time to leave and it will be hosted here, I will honour it with my presence. Whatever needs to be done will be done when the time is due to reflect how I cherish lawyers. I have done it in the past and will do it again.”

Additionally, His Majesty inquired about the motivation behind the cessation of a cocktail meeting he used to have with lawyers in the Ashanti Region for familiarization annually.

This was in reaction to the request by two new lawyers, Lena Nyamekye Agyemang, and Amanda Asante Agyeman, who joined the delegation to experience the pleasure of meeting the King for the first time.

“I used to have a cocktail meeting with lawyers annually here but it is no more. We used to have dinner and it was an opportunity for me to meet new lawyers but it hasn’t been done for some time…Do well to bring it back.”

Otumfuo further charged the lawyers to preserve the integrity of the noble profession.

“The profession is important to Ghana. The country is governed by laws and that is what you have mastered. The law works in all areas, at workplaces, chieftaincy and all things. Let truth lead you and do it well to facilitate peace in the country. Don’t prioritise money but be keen about the good name you make for yourself. The name will take you far and sustain you in the profession. Be humble as well.”

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