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Central Region Chiefs undergo ADR training

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ChiefsMr. Osei Yaw Owusu-Sekyere, Executive Director of the Conservation Foundation on, on Tuesday called on chiefs apply Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR ) in  settling disputes  instead of resorting to law courts for the redress of cases.

He said cases that are sent to the court apart from being time consuming were costly and slow.

Mr. Owusu-Sekyere said if ADR was  properly applied, chiefs would be able to settle many cases amicably to prevent misunderstanding among the people.

Mr. Owusu-Sekyere made the remarks at the opening of a 3-day training workshop on ADR jointly organized by the Central Regional House of Chiefs and the Conservation Foundation, for paramount chiefs and queen mothers in the Central Region.

They were educated on the ADR, which is being operated in some parts of the country to resolve cases.

Mr. Owusu-Sekyere said his outfit sourced funding from the Overseas Development Institute to sponsor the training and that chiefs in the Western region had already benefited from a similar training workshop.

He said the workshop would be extended to the rest of the regions in the country, and called on the chiefs to take the training seriously and acquire the requisite skills in the handling of cases without resorting to the law court.

Mr. Evans Abbey-Quaye, a coordinator of the ADR said that though the law court settles issues, its judgments, however, were not able to bring the two parties together.

Source: GNA

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