The Ghana Bar Association (GBA) is set to hold the 2021 Bar Conference in Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region from September 11 to 12, 2021.
The Conference will serve as a forum to review activities of the Bar in the last three years and also adopted strategies for the next three years.
This year’s conference is themed, ‘Ensuring an increase in revenue mobilization through taxation for the purpose of accelerated national development: The role of the lawyer’.
It was selected to emphasize the importance of efficient taxation to nation-building.
According to a close source to the Association “Lawyers have an important role to play to help ensure that tax obligations of those expected to pay tax are duly met to help meet revenue targets. This is very important if we are to develop our nation to the level, we all desire.”
A key highlight of the conference will be the election of new executives to run the affairs of the Bar at the National Level for the next three years. Five positions are to be contested but two of the positions (Public Relations Officer and National Secretary) have candidates who are going unopposed. The other positions are National President, National Vice President and National Treasurer.
In a statement issued by the GBA, the elections will be held during the conference and the position of National President will be contested by Mr Yaw Boafo, the Outgoing National Secretary against Mrs Efua Ghartey, the Greater Accra Regional President of the Association.
Below is the full statement;