Pressure group, OccupyGhana, is mourning the dying of one in every of its main members, Sydney Casely-Hayford, who handed away on Friday, December 1, 2023.
The group says it would proceed to be guided by the enduring legacy left by Mr Sydney Casely-Hayford of their combat for good governance.
The group members in an announcement issued on December 4, 2023, highlighted the pivotal function Mr Casely-Hayford performed within the group’s success.
- Advertisement -
“We mourn the loss of a true, gallant, gritty and witty Occupier and advocate, while recognising his significant impact on the nation. His contributions to the cause of good governance in the media space have left an enduring legacy that will continue to guide our efforts in the future of good governance in the media space have left an enduring legacy that will continue to guide our efforts in the future.”
OccupyGhana members additionally stated they ‘already miss’, Sydney Casely-Hayford, whom they affectionately known as ‘Spartacus’, and prayed for his spirit to encourage them to hold on the torch for good governance.
“We already miss our ‘Spartacus’! But may we remember and celebrate Sydney Casely-Hayford for his work, and may his spirit inspire us to carry on the torch for good governance, justice and accountability.” OccupyGhana stated in its assertion.
Casely-Hayford, additionally a distinguished member of the strain group Occupy Ghana, was broadly recognised for his outspoken and candid views on social and financial issues in Ghana.
Reports point out that he died after a protracted battle with kidney illness.
- Advertisement -
Read beneath the assertion by OccupyGhana
Our ref: OG/2023/031
OCCUPYGHANA PRESS RELEASE
- Advertisement -
Accra, 4 December 2023
PASSING OF SYDNEY CASELY HAYFORD – A PILLAR IN OUR STRUGGLE FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE
It was with heavy hearts and profound disappointment that we realized of the passing of Sydney Casely-Hayford, a distinguished and devoted member of OccupyGhana, within the morning of Friday, 1 December 2023. Over the previous 9 years of our existence, Sydney has performed a pivotal function in our collective pursuit of fine governance and tirelessly advocated for transparency and accountability in Ghana.
Among us, we known as him ‘Spartacus,’ due to his courageous, unrelenting and unwavering dedication to the beliefs of justice and equity, which has left an indelible mark on us and the broader civil society panorama. His ardour for social justice and his relentless efforts to carry these in energy accountable for his or her actions impressed us.
Our fights with and for the Auditor-General had been deeply knowledgeable and largely formed by Sydney’s sharp data of accounting and auditing, and his capability to interpret and clarify the Auditor-General’s Reports. He deserves a variety of the credit score for our victory for Ghana within the Supreme Court determination in OCCUPYGHANA v ATTORNEY-GENERAL. He was additionally pivotal after we labored on and submitted draft guidelines on disallowance and surcharge appeals, which the Rules of Court Committee and Parliament enacted because the HIGH COURT (CIVIL PROCEDURE) (AMENDMENT) (NO 2) RULES, 2016 (CI 102).
We mourn the lack of a real, gallant, gritty and witty Occupier and advocate, whereas recognising his vital impression on the nation. His contributions to the reason for good governance within the media area have left a permanent legacy that may proceed to information our efforts sooner or later.
We lengthen our deepest condolences to Sydney’s household throughout this tough time. We share of their grief and stand united in honouring the reminiscence of a very exceptional particular person who devoted his life to the betterment of Ghana.
We already miss our ‘Spartacus’! But could we keep in mind and have fun Sydney Casely-Hayford for his work, and will his spirit encourage us to hold on the torch for good governance, justice and accountability.