REPUBLIC
V.
HIGH COURT, SUNYANI; EX PARTE PETELLI ROYAL FAMILY

(2005) JELR 69882 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  11 Mar 2005 ·  Ghana
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Other Citations
[2003-2005] 1 GLR 381
CORAM
ADINYIRA JA, ASIAMAH JA, KUSI-APPIAH JA
Core Terms Beta
high court
national house of chiefs
body
registrar of the brong ahafo regional house of chiefs
court
regional house of chiefs
supreme court
appeal
brong ahafo regional house of chiefs
kralongo family
nana kwadwo worasa
osabarima okokyeredom kwadwo sito
banda stool
matter
royal family
ruling of the high court
writ of mandamus
banda ahenkro
register of chiefs
word
administrative functions
affirmation of the national house of chief
chief of banda
chiefs
chieftaincy act
decision of the national house of chiefs
english word
family gates of the banda stool
further grounds
interested parties
interested party
latin words
legal action
legal actions
matter of chieftaincy act
modus operandi
name of the applicant-respondent
omanhene of the banda traditional area
osabarima okokyeredom kwadom kwadwo sito
performance of the statutory duties
period of rule
position of the chief administrative officer of the house
president of banda traditional council
proper person
royal families
traditional jurisdiction
turn of the petelli family
various statements of case
verdict of the court

JUDGEMENT

Asiamah JA. This is an appeal against the ruling of the High Court, Sunyani in which the court purported to order the registrar of the Brong Ahafo Regional House of Chiefs to cause the name of the applicant-respondent (hereinafter referred to as the respondent), Osabarima Okokyeredom Kwadwo Sito I, to be recorded in the register of chiefs in the region.

The trial High Court in a rather oblique statement seemed to have granted the application for an order of mandamus directed to the registrar of the Brong Ahafo Regional House of Chiefs to enrol the respondent in this appeal in the register of accredited chiefs in the region. And this is how the court couched its verdict:

“The courts have always formed an opinion that litigation must end and we must be seen to be promoting that . . . Should there be a squabble between the Kralongos and the Petellis anytime the chief of Banda dies ... It is for this reason that I grant the applicant’s prayer and issued the writ of mandamus. The r…

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