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.
“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.
“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.
“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.