REPUBLIC
V.
ATTORNEY-GENERAL AND OTHERS; EX PARTE OWUSU

(1981) JELR 63636 (HC)    
High Court  ·  21 Aug 1981 ·  Ghana
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Other Citations
[1982-83] GLR 311
CORAM
ROGER KORSAH J.
Core Terms Beta
applicant
commission
director of the ghana national trading corporation
mr. e. n. a. thompson
mr. thompson
order of certiorari
chairman of the board of directors
purchasing procedures
behalf of the commission
ghana national trading corporation
managing director
affidavit of mr. thompson
applicant’s reinstatement
appointment of the state enterprises commission
appropriate appointing authority
breaches of the duty
chairman of the state enterprises commission
conduct of the said inquiry
different light
documentary evidence
executive powers
ex parte benaim
following reliefs
functions of the commission
gather information
ghana broadcasting corporation
interdiction of the applicant
master of a servant
matter of urgency
member of this commission
mosquito nets
nature of the particular business
only reasonable way
original contract of agency
parliament house
particular reference
purchase of metallic watch straps stationery
report of the commission
report of the second respondents
required information
state enterprises commission decree
state hotels corporation
statutory body
subject-matter of the inquiry
such appointment of the commission
suitability of persons
thorough management audit
true nature
watch straps affair
wrongful dismissal

KORSAH J.: By his motion the applicant seeks the following reliefs:

“(a) an order of certiorari to bring up and quash the report of the second respondents containing adverse findings against the applicant and recommendations for his dismissal from the post of managing director of the Ghana National Trading Corporation by reason of the ¢29 million watch straps affair;

(b) an order of certiorari to bring up and quash the decision of either the government or the third respondent or both purporting to dismiss the appellant from his post of managing director of the Ghana National Trading Corporation; and

(c) an order of mandamus directing the applicant’s reinstatement forthwith as managing director of the Ghana National Trading Corporation.”

The facts leading to the interdiction of the applicant on 23 March 1981, are as stated in the ruling in miscellaneous application No. 113/81. Before his interdiction on 23 March 1981, the chairman of the State Enterprises Commission (SEC) had addressed t…

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