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Public urged to opt for Alternative Dispute Resolution in settling disputes


The general public has been urged to opt for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in settling disputes rather than relying on the traditional court procedure.


Mr Brains Antwi Dwumah, the Upper West Regional ADR Coordinator, who said this, noted that ADR presented many advantages to parties in the dispute as compared to the traditional court process.


Some of these advantages he identified include timely resolve of the disputes, stress-free and cheaper as well as ensure a win-win outcome of the case.


He said the settling dispute through the normal court procedure takes longer time as compared to ADR process.


Mr Dwumah, who is also the Upper West Regional Head of the Public Relations and Complaints Unit of the Judicial Service, noted that the ADR office in the region is very effective in its operation and urged the public to patronize ADR.


Mr Dwumah indicated that the ADR week was instituted and sanctioned by the Chief Justice in 2006 to create awareness of the existence of the ADR office and its works and to encourage people to opt for ADR.

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