The African Bar Association has announced a postponement of its 2019 Annual conference which was earlier scheduled to hold at the Triumph Luxury Hotel, Cairo, Egypt from 2nd to 5th September 2019.
According to Osa Director, Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, the postponement was occasioned by the uncooperative attitude of the Egyptian government.
“The inexplicable denial of entry visas to over 80% of the participants across the continent, including prominent bar leaders and lawyers has unfortunately led to the decision by the organizers to postpone the event.”
However, Cairo’s loss is now Monrovia’s gain, as the National Bar Association of Liberia will be hosting the 2019 African Bar Association Conference with the support of the Government of Liberia under President George Weah. The conference is rescheduled to hold between 20th and 25th October, 2019.
President Weah is billed to declare the conference open on 21st October 2019 with over 10,000 lawyers expected from the various bar associations and law societies on the continent.
Top government functionaries and business leaders are also expected to grace the event with the theme: ‘Tackling Contemporary issues facing the continent; How lawyers can drive a renaissance.