(2018) JELR 108715 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO.LD/0514/2016 ·  21 Dec 2018 ·  Ghana
Core Terms Beta
government of ghana
negotiated settlement
public funds
commission of inquiry
ghana cedis
white paper
judgment debts
adverse findings
report of the commission of inquiry
tranche compensation payments
cause of action
high court
plaintiffs’ claim
said negotiated settlement
2nd plaintiff march
agreed instalments payments
agreement of the parties
annual installment payments
annual instalments payment
binding effect of the negotiated settlement
clear evidence
commission report
contractual obligations
electrical power
findings of the commission of inquiry
further orders
honourable court
judgment of the high court
lands commission
legal fees
negotiated settlement government of ghana
ordinate default
plaintiffs claimants
plaintiffs-claimants interests
portion of the agreed discounted compensation amount
professor patrick kwabena ofori-danso
recommendation of the yaw apau commission
sole commission
statement of defence defendants
yaw apau commission


On or about 2nd Plaintiff March 2016, about 39 Plaintiffs consisting of various Clans, families and Communities and represented by three Attorneys, namely Professor Patrick Kwabena Ofori-Danso,  Gilbert Stephen Kofi Sasu and Nana Diawo Bediako II sued the Government of Ghana through the Attorney-General and the Lands Commission. The reliefs sought and as endorsed on the Writ Summons  were: 

1. A Declaration that the negotiated settlement concluded in 2008 between the Government of  Ghana and the Plaintiffs. Claimants under E.1.98 of 1974 as amended by E.1.67 of 1975 and in  pursuance whereof certain tranche compensation payments were made by the former to the latter  is valid and legally binding. 

2. An order that the Government of Ghana pay forthwith to the Plaintiffs-Claimants all tranche  compensation payments, to be assessed, due and owing under the negotiated settlement aforesaid.

3. An order that the Government of Ghana pay forthwith to the Plaintiffs-Claimants interests…

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