E O KWAKU DARKO
V.
GENERAL SECRETARY TEACHERS & EDUCATIONAL WORKERS UNION

(2015) JELR 107541 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT No. BMISC 439/11 ·  21 Dec 2015 ·  Ghana
CORAM
JUSTICE GIFTY DEKYEM
Core Terms Beta
interest
court
parties
order
principal amount
award of interest
instrument
judgment debt
payment of interest
question of interest
rate of interest
rules
25th june
bank of ghana
bank rate
absence of any agreement
business transaction
civil cause
current commercial bank rate
date of delivery of the judgment
effective january
final payment
instant case
justice gifty dekyem
justice of the high court
labour court
national adr coordinator
outstanding arrears
outstanding issue
payment of arrears of salary
plaintiff’s retirement
plaintiff’s retirement benefits
retirement benefits
rule 2-post judgement interest
salary increase
statutory interest rate
statutory provisions
sum of money
v. cost
way of damages

JUDGMENT 

Plaintiff was employed by Defendant from 15th October 1969 and at the time of  his retirement on 17th March 2008 he was the Chief Finance Officer. Prior to  Plaintiff’s retirement effective January 2008 there was a salary increase of 20% which was not used in calculating Plaintiff’s retirement benefits. Wherefore Plaintiff per his writ of summons and statement of claim claimed the following  reliefs: 

I. An order directed at the Defendant to recalculate the retirement benefits  of Plaintiff with effect from 1st January 2008. 

II. Payment of arrears of salary for January 2008 – March 2008. 

III. Interest on arrears at salary from January 2008 – March 2008 calculated  and due Plaintiff at current commercial bank rate from 1st January 2008  until final payment. 

IV. Interest on arrears of retirement benefits from January 2008 to date of final  payment. 

V. Cost and also outstanding arrears on retirement benefits. 


The matter was referred for settlement by Alternate Dispute Resolution…

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