Ashaiman ADR cries for a decent office

Mediators at the Ashaiman Centre of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) have appealed to the government and corporate organizations for an office accommodation.

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Novartis Head Office_Low res

The Ashaiman Central ADR Centre is located in the business centre of the Municipality and at the forecourt of the Ashaiman Cluster of Schools in two wooden dilapidated rooms.

Mr Gabriel Atsu, a mediator at the centre, told the Ghana News Agency that the main challenge of the centre was its office accommodation, office space and equipment.

Mr Atsu complained that “the two wooden office rooms are inadequate for the effective and professional discharge of the ADR system or service as we would have liked.

Consequently support in items of office accommodation, furniture and other office equipment would go a long way to enable the Centre render maximum services to the community.”

He stated that even though his outfit has had numerous promises from some organizations to face lift the office, they were yet to see it materialise .

The importance of the ADR in Ashaiman and its environs could not be over emphasized as it saves time and money as well as provided the opportunity for procedural activity to effectively utilize the law to bring about peaceful settlement of disputes.

Mr Atsu stated that a number of people from its catchment area have availed themselves of the ADR services hence the need to have more practitioners, and mediators in addition to adequate facilities to satisfy the growing demand for arbitration.

The Ashaiman Central ADR Centre started operation in September 2000 as one of the pilot ADR agencies established to give disputants an opportunity to rethink their positions and look at their interest, taking into account business and life in general after an adversarial resolution of conflicts.

Source: GNA/News Ghana

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