REPUBLIC
V.
CHIEF LANDS OFFICER; EX PARTE ALLOTEY AND OTHERS

(1980) JELR 63625 (HC)    
High Court  ·  22 Aug 1980 ·  Ghana
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Other Citations
[1982-83] GLR 971
CORAM
CECILIA KORANTENG-ADDOW J.
Core Terms Beta
chief lands officer
onamrokor adain family
attention of the respondent
caretaker of the applicant family
joint head of the onamrokor family
statutory duty
land registry act
abban j.’s judgment
terms of settlement of a case
koranteng-addow j.
present case
order of mandamus
respondent
head of a government department
applicant
sufficient interest
list of names of persons
said quarcoo
abban j.
c.a. apaloo c.j.
main issue
locus standi of the applicant
number of conveyances
b. a. quarcoo
terms of the judgment of abban j.
application
separate letters
documents
affidavit
refusal of the chief lands officer
commissioner of police of the metropolis
title deeds
similar applications
virtue of the consent judgment
registration
law
joint head
wide remedy
remedy
terms of settlement
behalf of the family
opposition
section
onamrokor adain family lands
deaf ears
objections
land
registrar of deeds
plaintiff
others

KORANTENG-ADDOW J.: This is an application for an order of mandamus to compel the Chief Lands Officer, the head of a government department, to perform his statutory duty, by registering a number of conveyances relating to land belonging to the Onamrokor Adain family which the Chief Lands Officer had refused or failed to register.

The applicant is the joint head of the Onamrokor family. The other joint head is B. A. Quarcoo. The appointment was one of the terms of settlement of a case entitled Quarcoo v. Allotey which was before Abban J. and which was settled and the terms of settlement incorporated into Abban J.’s judgment, dated 23 December 1974.

On 18 March 1976, the caretaker of the applicant family wrote to the chief lands officer, on behalf of the family informing him that signatories to conveyances of the family’s land would be the applicant and five others whose names were listed, but which excluded the name of the other joint head of family, B. A. Quarcoo. The Chief Lands Office…

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