APPAU, JSC. :
The Court of Appeal, on 6th December 2012, upheld an appeal against the judgment of the High Court, Tema dated 24th November 2010. Not satisfied with this decision of the Court of Appeal, the Plaintiff, who won in the trial High Court, has come before us on a further appeal for a reconsideration of his case. I re-call below the facts of the case as gathered from the evidence on record.
Facts of the case
The Plaintiff/respondent/appellant was an employee of the Tema Development Corporation, which is the Defendant/appellant/respondent herein. For purposes of brevity, he would simply be referred to as the ‘Appellant’ while the Defendant/appellant/respondent would assume the description ‘Respondent’.
Somewhere in the middle of 1986, the Appellant, while in the employment of the Respondent, was offered a 6.19 acre land belonging to his employer for farming purposes as an agricultural tenant. The letter that conveyed the offer, which the Appellant described as a lease in …