|Ntumfor Nico Halle|
Barrister Ntumfor Nico Halle, President of the General Assembly of the Cameroon Bar Association has decried the manner at which some lawyers continue to put the noble profession to shame. Barrister Ntumfor Nico Halle made the statement on Friday February 29, 2016 in Douala during the Annual General Assembly of the Bar Association. He decried that unorthodox practices have taken the profession hostage and is weighing heavily on the growth of the profession. The reputed international consultant and peace crusader used the occasion to prescribe a new menu for lawyers, adding that they ought to be shinning examples in society and not the other way round. He equally regretted that the profession has been invaded by quacks, making it difficult to know who is a professional and who is not. This, he continued has resulted to the looting of resources. Ntumfor also used the opportunity to call on his colleagues to participate actively in the public affairs of Cameroon. He continued that lawyers ought to participate in the democratic process in the country as well as play the role of advocates to contribute significantly towards nation building. Yet he regretted that Cameroon is the only country in the world where lawyers are not proportionately represented in the management of public affairs. While making a clarion call for lawyers to be models in society, Ntumfor Nico Halle also used the opportunity to reecho that Cameroon is a bilingual, bi-cultural and bi-jural country and should be respected.
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