Renowned Lawyer, Tsatsu Tsikata has revealed why he chose not to become a judge despite practising law for many years.

Speaking in an interview on the KSM show on Pan African TV, Tsatsu Tsikata revealed that he always dreamt of becoming a judge but he ditched the idea when he became an adult.

According to him, venturing into the oil and gas sector made him ditched the idea of becoming a judge.

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“I’m quite glad I didn’t become a judge for the simple reason that I have actually moved in a number of directions that is sought of not strictly legal practice,”he said.


“For instance, in oil and gas, which started off from the law angle but became a broader oil and gas international experience and frankly that has been the passion of my lawyer in the last 30 to 40 years.

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“It’s still connected to the law and I get the chance to practice the law. And frankly, judges also have a tough job so I don’t envy them at all.”

Explaining further, Mr. Tsikata said he interviewed for a secondary school education scholarship at Mfantsipim in 1959 as a nine-year-old.

He revealed that the members of the panel were left stupefied after he outlined his ambitions to them.

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“My uncle Justice Akpaloo fascinated me into law. By the time I did my scholarship interview to go to Mfantsipim, I was already telling the interviewers that my aim was to be a lawyer and ultimately to be a judge. Most of the interviewers were startled by the little boy. Those were my ambitions,” Mr. Tsikata added.

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