Barrister Yves Kless KOUANOU is the newly elected President of the General Assembly of the Cameroon Bar Association. The Vice President is Barrister Ernest GBAKA ASHO.
They were all elected by their peers on the second day of the Elective General Assembly of the Bar.
The election of Bar Council members is on going at the Yaounde multi purpose sports complex.
It will be followed by the election of the President of the Cameroon Bar Association.
Close to three thousand lawyers and members of the Bar are taking part in the election.
According to the standing orders of the Association, the President of the General Assembly of the Bar Association and the vice President are elected first by all the members present or by proxy.
At the end of the exercise, Barrister Yves Kless KOUANOU was declared winner with 1389 votes cast his his favour, far above the votes casts for the other 6 contenders.
The New President of the General Assembly promised to work in the interest of the Bar.
While thanking colleagues and eldest of the Bar, the new vice president of the General Assembly, Barrister Ernest GBAKA ASHO promised to do his best in the advancement of the Cameroon Bar Association.
The newly elected President and Vice President of the General Assembly immediately took office from the eldest and youngest members and proceeded with the organisation of elections for the 15 members of the Bar Council as stipulated by their bylaws.
After the election of the 15 bar Council members, one of them will be elected as the President of the Cameroon Bar Association.
The Elective General Assembly of the Cameroon Bar Association Kickoff on Saturday June 18, 2022 with the registration of participants and the official opening ceremony chaired by the representative of the Minister of Justice and Keeper of the Seals.
She called on lawyers to uphold the values of their professional and be exemplary in respecting the laws of the country.
The outgoing executive also made an evaluation of what has been achieved so far.
A minute of silence was also observed in honour of late former Bar President, Charles Tchakoute Patie and other members who passed away in the last 4 years.