Ratio DecidendiRatio Decidendi



G. K. AFORDI & 20 OTHERS
V.
TEMA DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION & GHANA PUBLISHING CORPORATION

(2002) JELR 63475 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  COURT OF APPEAL NO.: 3/ 2001 ·  28 Mar 2002 ·  Ghana
CORAM
BENIN J.A. (Presiding), ADINYIRA (MRS) J.A., AKOTO-BAMFOR (MRS) J.A.

Ratio Decidendi

Core Terms Beta
appellants
tdc
2nd respondent
1st defendant
plaintiffs
rent card
afrc directives
housing allowance
evidence
2nd defendant
rental units
20th appellant’s evidence
exhibit
trial judge
appeal fails
course of the judgment
number of houses
statement of claim
1st appellant’s evidence shows
20th appellants
appellants’ claim
complete contract
declaration of ownership of houses
directive dated 24th august
direct payment of rent
erstwhile afrc regime
facts of their claim
former employees of ghana publishing corporation
former employer
ground rents
high court
house committee
housing committee
issues
ownership of the said houses
payment of the selling price of the said houses
peaceful enjoyment of the said houses
plaintiffs claim
plaintiffs’ statement
proof of the offer
relevant portions of the 1st appellant
rent cards
respect of the aforesaid properties
respondent
respondent tema development corporation
result of the allocation of the said houses
selling price
supreme court
trial
trial judge of the relevance of the rent card

ADINYIRA (MRS) J.A.

The plaintiffs/appellants (hereinafter referred to as the appellants) who were former employees of Ghana Publishing Corporation, began an action in the High Court against the 1st defendant/respondent Tema Development Corporation (hereinafter referred to as TDC) and their former employer the 2nd defendant/respondent (herein after referred to as the 2nd respondent), claiming:

a) A declaration of ownership of houses listed and attached thereto all being in Tema in the Greater Accra Region of the Republic of Ghana.

b) Perpetual injunction restraining the defendants by themselves, agents, servants or employees from interfering with the peaceful enjoyment of the said houses by the plaintiffs.

c) Costs.

The facts of their claim would be sufficiently set out in the course of the judgment. The 2nd respondent denied the appellants’ claim. They claimed ownership of the said houses and therefore couterclaimed for—

a) An order setting aside the lease executed for the plaintiffs by 1s…

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