Lawyer Faidoo, the Man
By: Joyceline Stephens - Kyzzfmonline
June 21, 2023

Lawyer Frederick Faustinus Faidoo was born in New Takoradi but had his early childhood experiences and education in Amanful, currently Amanfulkuma, in the Western Region of Ghana.

He claims to have lived in Takoradi for most of his life, except for the years he spent at the university in Accra.

In addition to being a lawyer and pursuing his political ambitions, he is happily married to Mrs. Getrude Amoah, who is a caterer, and they have five children.

As a proud father, he explained that his first child is a graduate professional teacher currently teaching at Sekondi. The second child is in her final year in professional law school and will be writing her final exams at the end of the month. The third child is a graduate who studied banking and finance and is currently working for him in his chamber. The fourth child completed medical school in China and is preparing to write her licensure exams, and the youngest child is in basic school and will be writing the BECE (Basic Education Certificate Examination) this year.

According to Lawyer Faidoo, he was called to the bar in 2003. He further explained that the name of his chamber is "Busuafreh," which means "You will cry for assistance, and we will come to your aid." He named the chamber after his grand-uncle, Kofi Busuafreh, for personal reasons as the name connotes various meanings.

Proudly identifying himself as a human rights lawyer, he always strives to assist those in need and be the voice for the voiceless. He claims to be the only lawyer in the Western Region who handles pro bono cases, providing free legal services to those who cannot afford them.

This reputation for assisting people in need is one of the reasons why he believes people continue to seek the services of his chambers, as he maintains excellent interpersonal relationships.

During his time at the University of Ghana, he studied political science and became interested in politics through his alignment with Rawlings and his June Fourth Revolution in 1979, which aimed to help the deprived and downtrodden in society.

Lawyer Faidoo proudly states that he was one of the founding members of the NDC (National Democratic Congress) in Takoradi and served as the first constituency secretary for the party. He has held various positions within the party and currently serves as the chairman of the Western Region legal team.

He firmly believes that the NDC, as a social democratic party, is committed to bridging the gap between the excessively rich and the severely deprived. He is attracted to the party's vision, mission, and political philosophy, which is why he chose to align himself with the NDC.

He believes that only the NDC can assist the nation in achieving the desired standard of living the people crave.

Lawyer Faidoo has been involved in politics since 1979 and has mentored numerous individuals to take up political positions.

While he initially worked behind the scenes, he now feels it is time for him to step forward and pave the way for others to follow, which led him to contest for a parliamentary seat in the Western Region