KINGSLEY DARKO
V.
GHANA COCOA BOARD

(2015) JELR 107609 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT No. INDL/99/14 ·  15 Dec 2015 ·  Ghana
CORAM
JUSTICE GIFTY DEKYEM
Core Terms Beta
plaintiff
disciplinary committee
exhibit b
established practice
cross examination
amos v
disciplinary committees
effective date
non-staff persons
obligation of a party
official information
plaintiff’s case
said position
senior staff
sufficient evidence
wrongful dismissal
adhoc disciplinary committee
burden of persuasion defined
civil cases
dates of birth
defendant’s employee
disciplinary committee hearing
disciplinary panel
fact interviews
following issues
following reliefs
ghana cocoa board head office
last position
members of staff
mills v
positions of intelligence manager
proven misconduct of the worker
q mr darko
reasonable period
respect of the alleged seeking information
section a of the conditions of service
security officer
termination of his employment
wrongful termination of appointment

JUDGMENT 

Plaintiff averred per his statement of claim that he was Defendant’s employee  from 15th January 1992 until 29th May 2014 when his employment was  terminated; his last position being Deputy Intelligence Manager. Plaintiff  contended that per clause 1 of section A of the Conditions of Service for Senior  Staff, appointments to positions in Defendant were to be made from serving  employees and this is done through internal advertisements on Defendant’s  notice board. Plaintiff averred that without any advertisement on the notice board or indeed to the public at large, it came as a surprise to him when in April  2014, he had information from some members of staff that Defendant was about  to conduct interviews for the positions of Intelligence Manager, Deputy  Intelligence Manager and Senior Security Officer. Plaintiff averred that having a  legitimate interest in the matter he made enquiries from a staff at the Human  Resource Department by name Ophelia Ampomah whether in fact…

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