The firm is pleased to announce that Commercial Law in Ghana: Sourcebook, written by our partner Clement Kojo Akapame, and Lom Nuku Ahlijah was launched on Thursday, 3rd of February at the Moot Court Auditorium of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Management (Greenhill Campus).
In attendance at this stellar event were several dignified personalities including the Former Second Lady of the Republic of Ghana, Matilda Amissah-Arthur; Justice of the Supreme Court, her Ladyship Professor HJAN Mensa-Bonsu, and the Deputy Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Honorable Diana Asonaba Dapaah.
The welcome address was given by Piesie Kofi Asante, Chairman of the GIMPA Council, highlighting the illustrious experience of both writers which made them the right persons to write the book. Thereafter, there was an overview of the book presented by Professor Christine Dowuona-Hammond, Senior Lecturer, School of Law, University of Ghana.
This book comes at a time when there is a dire need for Ghanaian authorities in commercial law that reflect the vicissitudes of the Ghanaian market. Hitherto, commercial law had been taught with almost exclusively English cases. The book provides a breath of fresh air in commercial practice in Ghana and is a timely intervention to address the dearth of scholarly material in the area.
It comes as no surprise that the book was described by Retired Supreme Court Justice, His Lordship Professor S.K Date-Bah as one written by “legal dons” which will “undoubtedly provide guidance and a learning opportunity not only to students but also to practicing lawyers”.
Copies of the book may be ordered here.