A background to this appeal is as follows: In 1966 the defendant/respondent who lived in Sunyani applied to the Lands Secretariat in Kumasi for a plot of land to be allocated to him. He was successful. On 22nd March, 1966 the Senior Lands Officer, of Lands Secretarial responded positively as follows:
"SUNYANI — PLOT NO. 10 AREA NO. 6
I have the honour to inform you that I am prepared to recommend the grant of a Lease of the above mentioned plot to you on the following terms and subject to the approval of the Chief Lands officer:—
Rent - ¢33.78 per annum
Term - 99 years from the date right of entry is granted
User - Residential
Building Covenant — To commence developments within one year and complete within two years of the date of the Lease.
The Lease will include such other covenants on the part of the Leases of land of this nature. These provisional proposals are, of course subject to the necessary agreement being entered into between Government and yourself, and on tha…