A gentleman known as Prince Benson Mankotam, has become a fulfilled man, after he successfully got called to the bar, which was a childhood ambition.
The barrister who hails from Antwikrom, a small village in the Bono Region of Ghana, revealed that at age six, he promised his dad that he will grow up to be a lawyer.
Although during his childhood, there was no visible prospects for him to fulfil his dream at the time but he kept faith and emerged as the best class six pupil in the then Sunyani District in 2004 and got a sponsorship from a benevolent Ghanaian living in the Netherlands.
Prince was then taken by his benefactor to Sunyani, and enrolled in St. Mary’s JHS where he also emerged as one of the top four BECE candidates from the School in 2007.
In 1998, the young lawyer who was just a boy then, had told his mum when he discovered St. Augustine’s College in Graphic Sports that he shall be there and indeed, in October 2007, he was admitted to St. Augustine’s College.
During his first four years there, the brilliant man won Best in Literature-in-English, Second Best in Government and 3rd best in French, and the best prefect in 2010.
While KNUST refused to admit him into the faculty of law, he resolved to get a first degree and then do the law later.
He then studied and graduated from the University of Ghana with first class honours in political science, majoring in philosophy & classics.
Just after National Service, he got admission to study law at the University of Ghana in 2016.
He then graduated in 2018 with a Second Class Upper and entered Ghana Law School in the same year.
On Thursday, December 17, the little boy from a small village who had high hopes, fulfilled the dream he had at age six and has been called to the bar as a barrister of law and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana.