Sometimes people argue that well, Tsatsu Tsikata is not the only person who has taught students in the country.
Of course that makes sense, but from all records and indications, it evidently appears that Tsatsu has been very instrumental and influential in the lives of his students, and I think if today, his excellent results have reflected in their lives, he deserves some credits are least.
He has demonstrated throughout his legal career that indeed, he and the legal profession are inseparable.
His influence has not only been felt in Ghana and Africa alone, but also on the international front.
In the print and digital media, Tsikata has taken a lot of recognition and influence, and I believe this is a great achievement for the entire continent.
Obviously, one may not agree with him regarding certain personality clashes or legal interpretation, but in all, he has done an excellent job in the Ghanaian legal arena.
Just imagine how he rejected the pardon from former president John Agyekum Kufuor, even in extreme health crisis, and boldly utilised the due and right procedures to prove his innocence to everyone in the country regarding the “Ghana National Petroleum Corporation Financial Loss Saga”.
This and other interesting works of his make him stand all among his colleagues when it comes to intellectual legal exercises and critically-centered law interpretation and arguments.
In this article, we are going to learn more about one of the students he taught at the University of Ghana, Legon, who has now risen to become a top international legal practitioner (judge).
Justice Victor Mawulom Dotse obtained his secondary education at Ghana’s prestigious Achimota School, Accra.
He then gained admission into the University of Ghana, Legon, and in 1976, he graduated with a Bachelor of Laws Degree.
Dotse furthered his law studies at the Ghana School of Law, Makola, Ghana, where he was awarded a Barrister-at-Law certificate in 1978. And in November that same year, he was called to the Ghana Bar.
Through a strong partnership, collaboration and association with the Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute (CJEI), Halifax, Canada; Special Faculty Training of the National Judicial Institute of Canada, Ottawa; International Visitor Programme of the the United States of America; and the International Bar Association (IBA), Justice Jones Mawulom Dotse has completed a number of short courses, and as well attended several conferences, which have gone a long way to deepen his understanding of the law.
He has in-depth knowledge and expertise in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).
Prior to his entry into the private legal practice as a lawyer, he served as a State Attorney for three years (from 1978 to 1981).
Across the country and beyond, Justice Dotse is well-known for his excellence and exceptionality in the private legal environment. Currently, he has over two decades experience in that sector.
Probably, he became so prominent in court justice administration and adjudication when he was first appointed a High Court Judge in 2002.
A year later, he was elevated to an Appeals Court Judge.
Doste received his first high ranking international appointment in 2008 as a Justice of The Gambian Supreme Court.
He has exceptionally and excellently served in that capacity for quite a number of years now, and it appears that he and the Supreme Court of The Gambia are inseparable.
Mawulom was also appointed as a Judge of the Ghanaian Apex Court in that same year.
Key Leadership Roles
In the early years of his legal career, he served as the President of the Volta Region Bar of the Ghana Bar Association.
Dotse was later promoted to the Chairman of the Governing Board of the Judicial Training Institute, Accra, Ghana.
Currently, he is the Chairman of the University Council of the University of Health and Allied Sciences in Ho, Volta Region, Ghana.
Jones is happily married, and blessed with five lovely children.