Emmanuel Tetteh Obituary: What Caused Ghana’s Judo President’s Death?
Following the announcement of Emmanuel Tetteh’s death, many people questioned the cause of death. Emmanuel Tetteh was the Botswana government’s deputy secretary for legislative drafting from 2002 until his retirement in 2010. Mr. T launched a consultancy firm with his son at the age of 86, where they aided in the creation of the Law Reporting Unit for the government of Botswana.
He was still actively involved in educating law reporters until his death on February 22.
Mr. T was described by his peers as a “walking encyclopedia of the law.”
The Government of Botswana Presidential Award he received in 2011 was the peak of his professional career.
How Did Ghana Judo President Emmanuel Tetteh Die?
Mr. T, also known as Emmanuel Tetteh, died at the age of 89 in Gaborone, Botswana.
His cause of death has not yet been disclosed.
The GJA expressed its deep sadness over this awful tragedy.
With Emmanuel Tetteh by their side, they were all focused on preparing for forthcoming international competitions, including the next Olympic Games.
Tetteh gave up his work as a customs officer two years ago to dedicate his time to the advancement of judo in his nation.
Unfortunately, death is an unavoidable part of everyone’s path. It will be difficult to fill the vacuum left by the president’s death.
Obituary for Emmanuel Tetteh
Emmanuel Tetteh, President of the Ghana Judo Association (GJA), died abruptly earlier this month, and the judo world is in grief.
“The judo family received the news of Mr. Emmanuel Tetteh, President of the Ghana Judo Association, with great sadness and shock,” IJF President Mr. Marius Vizer remarked.
Everyone will remember President Tetteh’s dedication to the propagation of judo values in Ghana and beyond Africa.
Mr. Vizer would like to express the worldwide judo community’s heartfelt sympathies to President Tetteh’s family, friends, the Ghana Judo Association, and the more renowned Ghanaian judo family.
Emmanuel Tetteh’s Biography
Emmanuel Tetteh was born and reared in Ghana before completing his education in the United States and then at Oxford, where he received a master’s degree in law.
He passed the Middle Temple Bar Exams in 1959.
Tetteh spent the most of his career as a lawyer and government official, first in Ghana from 1959 to 1962, then in the United States from 1967 to 1978, when he was the first editor of the Ghana Law Reports.
He also lectured on the interpretation of statutes at the University of Ghana in Legon during that time.
When the Commonwealth Secretariat hired Tetteh in 1978, he chose Botswana and the Fiji Islands.
Tetteh worked in the Attorney Chambers General’s for the remainder of his career, first as a principal legal draftsman from 1978 to 1987, then as a senior assistant and editor of the Botswana Law Reports from 1982 to 1993 and from 1987 to 2002, respectively.