[dropcap]G[/dropcap]hana’s celebrated and embattled human rights lawyer, Mr. Francis-Xavier Sosu is scheduled to speak at the Citizen’s Right and Responsibility Forum on July 1, 2017 at Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) in Accra.
The forum which is being organized by Time Masters Ghana will also feature Ace Broadcaster, Lawyer Sampson Lardi Ayinini and Madam Josephine Nkrumah, Chairperson of National Commission for Civic Education.
[ads1]According to Mr. Raymond Nuworkpor, Executive Director of Time Masters Ghana, who spoke to Awake News, the forum seeks to educate citizens on their rights and responsibilities to enable them make informed decision and seek accountability from duty bearers.
Lawyer Sosu who was recurrently banned by the General Legal Council on two counts of “over charging a client; touting and personal advertising on social media” is yet to make his first public appearance since the news of his ban broke.
The decision of the legal council has sent a shock wave within the legal system in Ghana with many groups including United for National Interest, Centre for Victims of Injustice among others calling for the reversal of the ban while describing it as affront to natural justice.
Some senior lawyers in the country also described the law on touting and advertising as outmoded and need to be changed.
Lawyer Sosu has since appealed the decision of the legal council and filed for a stay of execution which is set to be heard on July 4, 2017.
Below is the invitation:
Time Masters Ghana invite you to a Conversation on the topic
CITIZEN’S RIGHT & RESPONSIBILITY
Human Rights Activist, Lawyer Francis Xavier Sosu
Ace Broadcaster, Lawyer Sampson Lardi Ayinini
Madam Josephine Nkrumah, Chairperson N.C.C.E
Date: 1st July, 2017
Time: 3:00pm prompt
About Time Masters Ghana
Time Masters Ghana strives to use the vehicle of networking, civic rights and responsibility advocacy; youth based research, capacity building & volunteerism to achieve generation of proactive, result oriented and responsible youth with a spirit of nationalism.
“Human Rights” at the core of our existence is deep commitment to create awareness on human rights, civic liberties and responsibilities.
We are resolved to conduct research and generate public conversation and action to prevent & end abuses of human rights.