Posted on 21.06.2022 at 09:08 by Nana Kamsu Kom
The lawyer has just been elected during the General Assembly of the National Bar of Cameroon which has been held since Saturday June 18, 2022 in Yaoundé.
The suspense lasted a long time. From Saturday to Monday, all attention was focused on the Yaoundé Multipurpose Sports Palace. It is here that the ordinary session of the elective general assembly of the National Bar Association of Cameroon is held. This afternoon, the long-awaited white smoke covered the roof of the jewel built by the Chinese.
Mr. Mbah Eric Mbah was elected President of the Bar for a two-year term by the 2,800 lawyers registered with the Bar Association who took part in the proceedings. He succeeds the deceased Charles Tchakounte Patié. The new Bâtonnier was ahead of the four other candidates who were in the running after the election of the 15 members of the Council of the Order on Monday morning.
His election completes the renewal of the governing bodies of the National Bar Association. Sunday evening, Kless Yves Kouamou and Ernest Gbata were elected to the respective positions of president and vice-president of the general assembly of lawyers. Around 6 a.m. Monday, the 15 members of the Bar Council were elected.
Me Mbah Eric Mbah was until then the representative of the Bâtonnier for the North-West region. Aged 52, he was the youngest of the seven candidates registered before the start of the elections. It is now up to him to implement his action plan. During the campaign phase, the lawyer allowed himself to analyze the challenges faced by his peers. Exceeding certain provisions of the organic texts, the inadequacy of the texts for the protection of lawyers, the lack of financial support for the bar and lawyers, among others.
Coming from the University of Yaoundé II-Soa, he was registered in the small role in 2001 and in the big role in 2003. In 2018, the boss of the firm Mbah and partners, based in Bamenda, became a member of the Council. Ahead of his election as president of the bar, Mr. Mbah promised to fight corruption within the bar and improve the development of lawyers. The time has come to judge the mason by the wall.