Be Lawyers of Integrity- Manasseh tells Law Students
Ace broadcaster, Manasseh Azure Awuni, has called on law students of the University of Cape Coast to strive for integrity in all their endeavours.
He challenged them to identify their purpose in life and live a purpose beyond themselves. That, he said, would make them live a life of integrity.
Mr. Azure made the call when he addressed law students at the Celt Auditorium 900.
The lecture, organised by the Law Students' Association, was on the theme, “Serving a Meal on the Dining Table for the Lawyer and the Judge." According to him, nobody can force integrity on them; however, he was quick to add that integrity comes with daunting challenges. He said:" Nobody can force integrity on you. Integrity is a decision you've to take. It comes with a lot of difficulties."
Mr. Azure noted that Ghana needs strong men and women with integrity to build strong institutions in the country. The ace broadcaster entreated them to remain focused and resolute in the face of insults and vilification in their pursuit of integrity. He urged them to uphold the integrity of the law profession so as to ensure a better judicial system.
Another Speaker, a former Ghana Journalist Association award winner in 2014, Mr. Seth Kwame Boateng, highlighted the deplorable conditions prisoners in Ghana were grappling with. Consequently, Mr. Boateng showed a documentary christened " Locked and Forgotten" to highlight the poor state of Ghana's prison. He said in the wake of the documentary the Chief Justice intensified the Justice for All Programme, which resulted in the release of appreciable number of remand prisoners.
Taking his turn to address the law students, an undercover Journalist, Mr. Anas Aremeyaw Anas, reminded the students that the legal system provided an honest, unimpeded and merited reward or punishment to all who would appear before them.
Mr. Anas, who is the 2015 Journalist of the year winner, called for innovative and daring approaches so as to make the society progress. He used the occasion to show some of his documentaries which included Ghana in the Eyes of God, The Spirit Child, amongst others.
The event attracted dignitaries from the Faculty of Law and other departments.