Gyasi Dickson Dies, Executive Secretary, Grievance and Ethics Committee, Temple of Justice

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The death is announced of Mr. Gyasi Dickson, Executive Secretary of the Grievance and Ethics Committee at the Temple of Justice, which sad event occurred on September 5, 2014, following a protracted illness.  He was 63.

He was born in Ghana on June 24, 1952 to the union of Mr. Samuel Kojo Dixon and his wife Florence He obtained his elementary and secondary education in Ghana. 

Gyasi later migrated to Liberian and became naturalized.  He commenced his professional career as Clerk of Court under Judge James N.T. Kandakai of the Relieving Court in Gbarnga, Bong County. 

The Kandakais, light in complexion, originally hail from Foya, Lofa County.  Judge Kandakai’s older brother was brought from Foya to Monrovia by President Arthur Barclay.  He later settled in Grand Cape Mount County and that is where the Kandakais of this county got their name.  But the Kandakais originated from Foya.  Judge Kandakai followed the Kissi tradition by naming his first daughter Sia,  traditionally the first daughter in a Kissi family.

Mr. Gyasi Dixon later worked with the Italian firm Pottotori,  which built the road from Monrovia to Gbarnga.

He also worked as secretary to  J. Emmanuel Berry Law Firm, and later the Benedict Sarnor Law Firm.

Dixon then transferred to the  Taila Law Firm, which was run by Cllr. Francis Korkpor.  When Counselor Korkpor became Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Dixon served him as Special Assistant. 

Chief Justice Korkpor later appointed Mr. Dixon as Executive Secretary to the Grievance and Ethics Committee, Temple of Justice, the position he held until his death.

Mr. Dickson married one of  Judge Kandakai’s daughters,  Miatta.

His survivors include his widow, Mrs. Miatta Kandakai Dixon; eight children in Liberia and Ghana; nine grand children, three great grandchildren; and many other relatives.

According to his son, Mr. Jesse Dickson, the father has already been buried.  A memorial service will take place on November 8, 2014 at his residence at Chicken Soup Factory.  

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