The Ghana Bar Association (GBA) on Thursday held a church service in remembrance of the murdered three High Court judges at the Christ Temple of the IGGC in Koforidua.
The solemn church service was attended by members of the judiciary, including judges from all over the Eastern Region, dressed in their black suits and white colour outfits.
Reverend Dickson Tufuor Sarpong, of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) in a sermon, reminded all that irrespective of the manner and mode of one’s death, the most important thing was being prepared for death.
“We must therefore be prepared to meet our maker one day, when and how we will go must urge us to focus on God so we will not be found wanting when the time comes,” he said.
Mr Seth Acheampong, Eastern Regional Minister called on the Judiciary to have a renewed spirit to promote the constitution by upholding human rights in their everyday work as they remembered this heinous crime against their own.
“The Martyrs/Remembrance Day should always rekindle the spirit of upholding the chapters in the constitution which dwells on human rights of every Ghanaian and the fundamental principles of governance in a democracy,” he added.
Mr Francis Polley, Regional Chairman of the GBA said the Remembrance Day was a reminder to their call to duty to uphold the human rights of every Ghanaian.
Biographies of the three High Court judges who were murdered in cold blood in June 1982, namely Mr Justice Fred Sarkodie, Mr Justice Kwadwo Agyei Agyepong and Mrs Justice Cecilia Koranteng-Addow were read by senior members of the GBA.
Later, Mrs Emily Addo-Okyireh Chief State Attorney, Mrs Gifty Dekyem Supervising High Court Judge and Mr Francis Polley Regional Chairman of the GBA laid wreaths on behalf of the Attorney General, Chief Justice and the GBA respectively at the forecourt of the High Court premises in Koforidua.