(1979) JELR 63559 (HC)    
High Court  ·  22 Jun 1979 ·  Ghana
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[1978] GLR 377
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civil servant
civil servants
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common law
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custodian superintendent
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police service
post of custodian superintendent
probationary period
public servants
board’s compliance
board’s services
category d post
central government
charge of buildings
conditions of service
date of termination of a category c post
director of the board
disciplinary rules
dismissal of civil servants
employee of the board
employment of the respondents
exhibit d.
ghana national museum board
headquarters of the board
medical fitness
medical form
medical officer
medical officer of health
mensa boison j.
months’ time
notice of termination of appointment
order of dismissal
overriding authority of the board
present case
purpose of discipline
respondents’ last affidavit
said decision
said notice
security measures
sick leave
social security act
statutory corporation
successful completion of your probationary period
such disciplinary investigation
true copy of the original letter of appointment

MENSA BOISON J.: The applicant by counsel moves for an order of certiorari to quash a decision dismissing the applicant from the employment of the respondents, the Ghana National Museum Board (to be referred to simply as the board). The said decision was contained in a letter dated 13 September 1978, of which a copy is exhibited as D.

By his affidavit, the applicant was employed as a custodian superintendent by the board in June 1973, on terms and conditions as expressed in exhibit I, which is, as deposed in the respondents’ last affidavit, a true copy of the original letter of appointment. In 1975, the post of custodian superintendent was, on the unopposed affidavit to the applicant, upgraded from a category D post to C.

Now it appears that some time in October 1976, a flagrant burglary occurred at the headquarters of the board in Accra, where the applicant was stationed. Some losses of museum pieces must have been sustained, but the burglars were never traced nor apprehended. In May 1…

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