Bar Association Not Politicised - Frank Davis
Former Greater Accra President of the Ghana Bar Association (GBA), Frank Davies, has dismissed claims by Supreme Court Judge, Justice William Atuguba, that the Association has lost its voice and allowed partisan politics to eat deep into its roots.
Explaining the processes which takes place before the BAR speaks on national issues; Davis said not a single president or national executive of the BAR 'can be clothed with that political inclination and partisanship to speak when matters affecting the state and the economy of the country are concerned.'
According to him, all decisions the BAR takes on issues of national interest are taken at the association's country meeting which is a collective of all the 10 regional presidents and secretaries.
However, he pointed out that when the decision is that contentious, 'it is taken to the generality of the BAR at the BAR conference or we hold a mini conference and take decisions to comment on national issues.'
He thus stressed that the association has not in any way been influenced by partisan politics.