The Convener of Law Express Pre-Season Forum and host of the Law Express, Madam Seidu Nuhela, has said the program was aimed to educate the public on their rights and responsibilities to enable them seek justice when the need arose.
According to her, the forum would transcend from supporting the introduction of the law programme at the Simon Diedong Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies (SDD-UBIDS) to ensuring that the department thrives to become one of the best in the country.
The event was organised by the Law Express, in collaboration with the SDD-UBIDS, to encourage people to consider taking up career prospects in the field of law, as well as to create a platform for stakeholders to discuss the introduction of a law programme at the university.
It was on the theme: “Educational and Career Prospects in the Law,” and brought together legal persons in the region to share their experiences in the law profession with the participants.
The Vice Chancellor of the SDD-UBIDS, Professor Philip Duku Osei said plans were far advanced for the commencement of the law programme and urged for support of the stakeholders to let it come to fruition.
He commended the organisers of the forum for creating the platform for discussion on the introduction of the programme and said it was part of fulfilling their mandate as a university.
The Upper West Regional President of the Ghana Bar Association (GBA), Mr. Ubeidu Siddique, has advised persons desiring to pursue career opportunities in law not to allow material things to be their motivation.
He said lawyers must exhibit high personal integrity and discipline to serve saying, “If money is your motivation, you will be exiting just as you are entering.”
Mr. Siddique, who is also the Upper West Regional Director of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice said “As a lawyer you have to be diligent, skillful, ethical, honest and hardworking. If you want to become a lawyer and you are lazy, forget it.”
Talking on the prospects in law, the Regional GBA President observed that there were many opportunities in the study of law saying, “One thing good about law is that you can work in any setting. Every setting needs a lawyer.”
He, therefore, pledged the support of the association to the SDD-UBIDS in its quest to commence a law programme at the university to propel the growth of the faculty.