(1975) JELR 63632 (HC)    
High Court  ·  10 Nov 1975 ·  Ghana
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[1976] 1 GLR 116
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mr. haizel
cape coast
acting grade
chief justice
district court grade
substantive grade
applicant’s case
cape coast district court grade
district magistrate grade
judicial service act
order of certiorari
second republican constitution
state attorney
supporting affidavit
university of cape coast
appointment of judicial officers
district court magistrate
judicial secretary
suit no.
writ of summons
above matters
advice of my solicitor
appointment of district magistrates
belated application
civil procedure
constitution of the republic of ghana
copy of my application
correct answer
court magistrate
events of this case
facts of this case
following table
high court
interested party
learned counsel
legal effect
mr. abaka
mr. de graft aidoo
mr. f. a. b. haizel
particular reference
purported acting appointment
relevant provisions of the law
respect of the application
said court
said f. a. b. haizel
said proceedings
scope of the powers of the chief justice

EDWARD WIREDU J.: This application involves a consideration of the extent and scope of the powers of the Chief Justice in the appointment of judicial officers with particular reference to the appointment of district magistrates.

The events of this case which seem to have given rise to the above matters for consideration may be briefly stated as follows: On or about 27 February 1975 the applicant herein caused to issue against the University of Cape Coast, a writ of summons bearing the suit No. 21/75 in the Cape Coast District Court Grade I for an amount of ¢650.00 “being my acting or responsibility allowance or both.” Whilst the case was pending, Mr. Abaka, the substantive grade I magistrate attached to the said court had to proceed on leave. In his absence a Mr. Haizel the district magistrate grade II of Cape Coast assumed duty in the grade I court as an acting grade I magistrate, having been thus appointed on the facts of this case by the Chief Justice. In that capacity, he proceeded…

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