DANIEL OTABI AHENE-AMANQUANOR
V.
UNIVERSITY OF GHANA

(2016) JELR 107536 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO. HRC/57/15 ·  20 Dec 2016 ·  Ghana
CORAM
JUSTICE GIFTY DEKYEM
Core Terms Beta
plaintiff
defendant’s vice chancellor
23rd february
burden of persuasion
defendant’s vehicle
deputy director
exhibit n
cross examination
sufficient evidence
24th april
burden of proof
date of final payment
honourable court
human rights
municipal services directorate
obligation of a party
plaintiff duties
plaintiff’s case
senior members of 1st defendant
university of ghana act
26th day of february
burden of producing evidence defined
civil actions
council of defendant
court defendant
defendant institution
employee of defendant
exhibit c
exhibit db9
following issues
further exhibit j
justice gifty dekyem
korle bu campus of defendant
light of the preceding paragraph
physical development
plaintiff’s appointment
relevant provisions of the evidence decree
return of defendant
said reassignment
statement of claim
withheld salaries
withholding of his salary

JUDGMENT 

Plaintiff was an employee of Defendant, the latter being a tertiary institution  created by statute. Plaintiff was the Deputy Director for the Physical Development  and Municipal Services Directorate (PDMSD) of Defendant institution. The Vice  Chancellor (VC) of Defendant by letter dated 23rd February, 2015 reassigned  Plaintiff duties at the Korle Bu campus of Defendant as Projects Manager with the  College of Health and Sciences with effect from 1st March, 2015. Plaintiff alleges  further that, per correspondence from the VC dated 24th April, 2015 it was directed that, his salaries be withheld and a demand on him to assume duty at the  Korle Bu campus or be faced with his position being declared vacant. 

Plaintiff also asserts that, whilst he was on accumulated leave of 620 days, he was  requested by the VC to return Defendant’s vehicle in his possession but he  declined the request because it was common practice that when an employee of  the Defendant is on leave, that em…

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