PRESCON LTD
V.
ATTORNEY GENERAL

(2016) JELR 107717 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO: AC 2014/2013 ·  8 Jul 2016 ·  Ghana
CORAM
H/L NOVISI A. ARYENE (MRS.)
Core Terms Beta
plaintiff
secretariat
ghana
consultant
burden
contractors
hfc bank
joint names of plaintiff
sufficient evidence
evidence act
exhibits ksa
government white paper
identikit houses
prima facie case
witness statement
amount due
case management conference
commission of enquiry
commission report
commission’s report
construction contract
construction contracts
contract
contractual problems
credible evidence
cross examination
date of final payment
duration of the work
following reliefs
ground floor
issue essential
main issues
managing director
own resources
payment of the outstanding principal amount of ghc21,229.60
payment of the sum of ghc983,716.80
plaintiff’s case
plaintiff’s own calculation
position of the law of evidence
prevailing commercial bank rate
result of the failure of defendant
scope of work
specific mention
view self-serving

JUDGMENT 

Plaintiff’s claim is for the following reliefs: 

I. An order for the payment of the outstanding principal amount of Ghc21,229.60 at the  prevailing commercial bank rate from September 2007 up to the date of final payment. II. An order for the payment of a punitive charge of 10% per annum above the prevailing  bank interest rate on (a) above since September 2007. 

It is plaintiff’s case that by a letter dated 6th of September 2006, plaintiff was contracted by the  Ghana at 50 Secretariat to construct two identikit houses at the African Union Village,  Contonments, Accra towards the country’s fiftieth independence anniversary celebrations. The  duration of the work was two and a half calendar months. The scope of work included the shell  of the house, ground floor, concrete work including plastering, pipework, block work to roofing  level but excluding roofing. Plaintiff was requested by the Ghana at 50 Secretariat to pre finance the project with the assurance of honouring cer…

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