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General News Fri, 29 Nov 2002

Speaker leaves for Abuja Conference

The Speaker of Parliament, Peter Ala Adjetey, left Accra for Abuja, Nigeria to attend the eighth biennial conference of the African Bar Association.

The Minister of Justice and Attorney-General, Nana Addo-Dankwa Akuffo-Addo, accompanied the Speaker. Ala Adjetey, who is the President of the Association told newsmen before departure that the two-day meeting, which has the theme:

"Constitutionalism and the Rule of Law in Africa," would bring together lawyers from all over Africa, especially Anglophone countries.

Among issues to be discussed are democracy and good governance, independence of the judiciary, the rule of law and the legal profession. He said Nana Akuffo-Addo would be the guest lecturer at the meeting and would also deliver the keynote address.

The Speaker disclosed that he may not present himself for re-election due to the volume of work at home. Ala Adjetey is also the President of the Pan- African Lawyers Union. He was seen off at the airport by the Clerk of Parliament, Kenneth Tachie.

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