Mr Speaker, the truth of the matter is that, today, there is anAct of Parliament, the Institute of Chartered Accountants Act, which says that, for any accountant, whatever the qualification, to be able to practice accountancy and
auditing, he must be a member of that institute. I do not understand why the Hon Member for Sekondi is talking about freedom of association and others coming in.
We have the Ghana Bar Association and you cannot just get up and form Ghana Bar Association Alumni 1960 and then say that you are also coming to compete. There is a law in Ghana which says, before you practice accountancy, you must be a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Until that law is changed, I have difficulty in accepting What he is saying.
Then, with respect to What the Hon Member for Wa West just said, Mr Speaker, we are clearly talking about accounting and marketing executives. If you say 'professional bodies', it can include quantity surveyors, it can include lawyers, it can include all sorts of professions. I mean, clearly, we are not talking about all sorts of professions. We are talking about only two professions and I think that is what we need to address our minds to.