LA DIVISIONAL COUNCIL
TO MR. AMON KOTEI
ON THE OCCASION OF A SPECIAL INTER-DENOMINATIONAL CHURCH SERVICE HELD IN HIS HONOUR AT THE LA NATIVITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Mr. Amon Kotei,
You were born Ninety-five years ago, on 24th May 1915 in the ancient town, La, in the Greater Accra Region.
You attended the La Presbyterian Boys’ Boarding School (La Salem) at Emmaus, for four years, at the end of which you obtained the Middle School Leaving Certificate. You were then selected to pursue a Special two-year Course at Achimota College, after which you became a Tutor of Art.
During the Second World War, you were enlisted in the Royal West African Frontier Force in 1942 and discharged in 1946, with the rank of a Corporal after almost five years of unblemished Military Service.
Having been trained as a Graphic Artist, you were readily appointed a Cartographical Draughtsman in the Survey Department that same year.
Your outstanding performance in teaching, and the unparalleled skill you exhibited later in your various fields of endeavour won you a Government scholarship in 1949 to further your education in the United Kingdom, at the London School of Printing and Graphic Arts. On completing the course in 1952, you were awarded the City and Guilds of London Institute Certificate; Second (2nd) Class.
On your return to Ghana (then Gold Coast) you were posted to the Government Printing Department as a Commercial Artist and by dint of hard work, you rapidly rose to the rank of a Senior Assistant Superintendent, dubbed, a European Post, in those days. You retired in 1973 after an exemplary career in the Civil Service.
Lest we forget, in 1956, you were specially commissioned to design a Coat of Arms for the emerging Independent State of Ghana, a task you accomplished with distinction and for which a State Honour of GRAND MEDAL (GM) CIVIL DIVISION was conferred on you on 5th March 1997.
As a revered son of La, your unique achievement of excellence and renown as an Artist has brought much honour to La Dadekotopon.
In recognition of your singular distinction and creativity, it is with great pride that we honour you this 18th day of December, in the year of our Lord 2010, with this CITATION.
NII KPOBI TETTEY –TSURU III NII OBODAI ADAI IV NII YEMO DIN
LA MANTSE LA MANKRALO LA AKWASHONGTSE