HASNEM ENTERPRISE LTD.
V.
ELECTRICITY CORPORATION OF GHANA

(1990) JELR 69912 (HC)    
High Court  ·  12 Apr 1990 ·  Ghana
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[1992] 2 GLR 250
CORAM
BENIN J.
Core Terms Beta
plaintiffs
defendants
special damages
samuel nyarko
statement of claim
underground cable
breach of contract
exhibit j
loss of use
air conditioners
general damages
managing director
cross-examination
duty of care
plaintiffs’ claim
cause of action
evidence of negligence
fluorescent lights
mr. o. k. sampson
proposed amendment
supply of electricity
broken electric cable
case of konadu v
defendant-corporation
defendants fail
defendants’ service cable
doctrine of res ipsa loquitur
electrical switches
evidence decree
exhibit j.
explosion of electric bulbs
favour of the defendants
following items
high court
known facts
limited liability company
loss of prospective income
main underground cable
o. k. sampson
omission electricity causes damage
particular case
plaintiff-applicants
plaintiff-company
plaintiffs’ case
plaintiffs claim
result of the negligence of the defendants
said employee
stated cost
third time
value of the items

BENIN J.: The plaintiffs claim against the defendants “the sum of ¢175,771.50 being general damages for breach of contract for the supply of electricity and/or alternatively for negligence and/or nuisance.” This is contained in the indorsement on the writ of summons filed on 5 May 1982. The plaintiffs filed a statement of claim on 2 July 1982.

The indorsement on the writ was first amended with leave granted on 26 October 1983, and secondly, with leave granted on 24 June 1985. The writ as finally amended reads as follows: “The plaintiffs’ claim against the defendants is for general and special damages for breach of contract for the supply of electricity and/or alternatively for negligence and/or nuisance.” The statement of claim was never sought to be amended to reflect the amended writ.

The hearing was concluded and the matter set down for addresses on 4 April 1990. On 3 April 1990 the plaintiffs put in an application on notice to amend the writ of summons for yet a third time. There is…

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