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KWAPONG AND OTHERS
V.
GHANA COCOA MARKETING BOARD AND OTHERS AMOH
V.
GHANA COCOA MARKETING BOARD AND OTHERS (CONSOLIDATED)

(1984) JELR 65575 (HC)    
High Court  ·  9 Aug 1984 ·  Ghana
CORAM
OSEI-HWERE JA

Ratio Decidendi

Core Terms Beta
white paper
second defendant
adverse findings
commercial ventures
public corporation
public officers
public service
archer committee report
cocoa council
cocoa marketing board
employees of the first defendants
public corporations
special tribunal
transitional provisions
civil service
exhibit b
first plaintiff
material times
recommendations of the archer committee of enquiry
said constitution
second plaintiff
senior officers of the cocoa marketing board
such officers
affairs of the ghana cocoa marketing board
archer committee of enquiry
basic background of the case
circular letter
constitution of the third republic of ghana
court’s main task
date of their compulsory retirement
director of special projects of the first defendants
director of the cocoa marketing co
dismissal of the plaintiffs
exercise of the powers
majority decision of that court
member of the public services
press statement
principal public relations officer of the first defendants
public service of ghana
relative positions of the dismissed plaintiffs
said findings
said reasons
service of the first defendants
services of the first defendants
solicitor-secretary of the first defendants
statutory corporations act
substantive post
supreme court
terms of your contract of employment

OSEI-HWERE JA

At all material times the first plaintiff in suit No 556/80 was the deputy managing director of the Cocoa Marketing Co, and the second plaintiff, the principal public relations officer of the first defendants; the plaintiff in suit No 555/80 was the chief public relations officer of the first defendants; the first plaintiff in suit No 554/80 was the solicitor-secretary of the first defendants; and the second plaintiff was the director of special projects of the first defendants. They all claim, in addition, that they were public officers in the public service of Ghana. On or about 30 October 1979, the defendants issued a circular letter, exhibit B, whereby they notified each of the plaintiffs, among others, that adverse findings were reported against them by the Archer Committee of Enquiry which investigated the affairs of the Ghana Cocoa Marketing Board, and that if they so desired they should appeal against the said findings by representations to the special tribunal s…

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