Yaw Acheampong Boafo, National President of the Ghana Bar Association (GBA), has advised Ghanaians not to allow politicians to use the election season to divide us.
He urged Ghanaians to always exercise their civic rights, regardless of the ruling political party.
Acheampong Boafo, delivering his New Year’s message, said, “To our countrymen who need no reminding that 2024 is an election year, we urge you to continue to be model citizens and engage your full citizenship for national development, irrespective of who holds the reins of political power.”
“There is more that unites us than divides us. We must cherish our unity in diversity. Let’s act in the hospitality of our forefathers and not allow politicians in their Machiavellian pursuit of political power to divide us on ethnic, religious, and other divisive pranks.”
The GBA President affirms that his team is dedicated to working closely with the judiciary, including Chief Justice Her Ladyship Gertrude Torkonoo, to guarantee that citizens have access to justice reforms.
“We will continue our cooperation with the judiciary, and our Chief Justice, Her Ladyship Justice Gertrude Araba Torkonoo, to ensure access to justice reforms for all Ghanaians and smooth administration of justice,” he assured.
He gave the GBA members advice on how to make sure their next elections are held in a civil manner.
“It’s my fervent hope that the campaign and the elections will be conducted with a high level of decorum so that we will have the moral authority to speak truth to our politicians.”
GBA members are further urged by Yaw Acheampong Boafo to always set an example in both public life and politics.
“We will urge members of GBA in public life and politics to set the standards at all times. There’s only one Ghana company limited, and we are all stakeholders,” he stated.