PROF. MENSA-BONSU (MRS.) JSC:-
This is an appeal arising out of a case that has produced a multiplicity of suits. It arose out of a desire by a group of traders to regularize their stay on land and to formalize the acquisition of same, to create permanent structures for themselves.
BACKGROUND AND FACTS
Sometime in 1998, a group of traders and artisans plying their trade from kiosks they had erected on land belonging to a School, St Joseph’s Catholic Junior High School, approached the school and church authorities to regularize their stay. Following consultations between Kumasi Metropolitan Authority and the school, the traders were granted permission to remain on condition that they would build a bungalow to house the Headmaster; improve the School’s playing field; and build a Fence wall for the school. The group agreed, and proceeded to satisfy the conditions. In order to build their shops, they decided to levy themselves fixed sums of money to raise the needed fund…