NANA BANYIN RIBERIO
V.
COUNCIL OF GHANA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

(2018) JELR 65500 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  CIVIL APPEAL NO.HI/150/2017 ·  1 Mar 2018 ·  Ghana
CORAM
F.G. KORBIEH J.A (PRESIDING), B.F. ACKAH-YENSU J.A, I. O. TANKO AMADU J.A
Core Terms Beta
appeal
high court
respondent
trial judge
district court
inter alia
learned trial judge
trial court
bamford addo jsc
breach of statutory duty
circuit court
constitution of the republic of ghana
respect of liability
said decision
workmen’s compensation act
appellant’s submissions
ataa vs. ashanti goldfields corperation
case of republic vs. boateng
cases of arhin vs. brenya
chief justice
c.i.19 of the court of appeal rules
class of litigants of their equal rights
combined reading of section
concurrent jurisdiction
constitutional law cases
court’ shows
exercise of its original jurisdiction
express provisions
following grounds of appeal
following issues
further references
general damages
ground rules
industrial division of the high court accra
instant case
institution of the instant suit ought
issue of the court
legal costs
original jurisdiction
respondent’s counsel
statutory jurisdiction of the trial court
superior courts
tanko amadu j.a
trial court’s jurisdictional competence
tuffour vs. attorney-general
virtue of the wide powers
weight of the evidence
written submission of the defendant

TANKO AMADU J.A

(1) The written submission of the Defendant/Respondent in this appeal is unique though not entirely novel. It is unique because counsel for the Respondent not only supported the Appellant’s written submission, but proferred arguments in concession by arguing that the Learned Trial Judge indeed erred in her judgment and therefore the same to be set aside as sought by the Appellant. This approach by the Respondent’s counsel when they could have opted not to file any response, demonstrates academic honesty and commendable professional conduct and we wish to place same on record as such.

(2) The background facts giving rise to this appeal are not in dispute at all. By writ issued from the Industrial Division of the High Court Accra, the Plaintiff/Appellant (hereinafter referred to as the “Appellant”) sought reliefs against the Defendant/ Respondent (hereinafter referred to as the “Respondent”) as follows:-

“(a) ..................General damages in respect of liability or brea…

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