The Chief Justice praised the astute lawyer and human rights activist for his impact on social thinking, conscience, and dynamism through his intellectual exertions in various circles.
“As a lawyer in the courtroom, his processes were always well-researched, well-articulated and relevant. His work had absolute integrity and his citations could be relied on,” said Chief Justice Torkono, emphasizing how ‘Sheey Sheey' influenced social consciousness.
The remembrance event, organized jointly by Star Ghana Foundation, CCD Ghana, National Media Commission, Ghana Integrity Initiative, Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), the Ghana Bar Association, and other supporting organizations, featured tributes and performances. Dignitaries from diverse backgrounds paid glowing tribute to the late Akoto Ampaw, nicknamed ‘Sheey Sheey.'
Ms Princess Fatiah Nkrumah, a relative, highlighted Mr Ampaw's compassion and strength, noting that his legacy would live on in the family and the lives of everyone he interacted with.
Kwesi Pratt, Managing Editor of the Insight Newspaper, emphasized the impossibility of saying goodbye to someone who planted so many human seeds in different fields of endeavour.
“He was the engine of the Alliance for Change. He wrote more than 90 percent of the statements issued, including those read by Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo.
He worked so hard to keep the moment going,” said Mr. Pratt, recalling Mr. Ampaw's significant contributions.
Prof Kwame Karikari, Executive Director of MFWA, expressed the belief that Mr. Ampaw's life would inspire those left behind to pursue the noble cause he lived for. The remembrance event drew attendees from various sectors, including legal, media, and advocacy organizations, reflecting the impact of Mr. Ampaw's contributions and pro-bono services during his practice.