REPUBLIC
V.
PRESIDENT OF GBI TRADITIONAL COUNCIL; EX PARTE TOGBE KWASI BUAMI VII AND OTHERS

(1974) JELR 69937 (HC)    
High Court  ·  7 Nov 1974 ·  Ghana
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[1974] 2 GLR 427
CORAM
ANTERKYI J.
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applicants
respondent
judicial committee
local government bulletin
provisions of section
national register of chiefs
chieftaincy act
first applicant
membership of a traditional council
member of the council
president of the gbi traditional council
commencement of this act
gbi traditional council
members of the judicial committee of the council
members of the present gbi traditional council
mr. wuaku
learned state attorney
membership of that council
members of the gbi traditional council
members of the traditional council
paramount chief of the gbi traditional area
togbe gabusu v
virtue of section
attitude of the first applicant
ceremony of members of the judicial committee
ceremony of the traditional council
chiefs of that area
clan chief of hohoe
commencement of act
exclusive jurisdiction
judicial swearing
legal right
meetings of the council
meetings of the gbi traditional council
meetings of the traditional council
members of the judicial committee of that council
members of the old gbi traditional council
names of the applicants
old gbi traditional council
president of the judicial committee
public nature
purpose of the exercise
relevant provisions
senior divisional chief of that traditional area
such further order
such president of the council
sworn members of the traditional council
times material
togbe dakpo ii
togbe keh x of wegbe

ANTERKYI J.: Pursuant to leave granted on 5 November 1973 the applicants on 9 November filed this notice of motion for: “ an order of mandamus to issue to compel the President of the Gbi Traditional Council to submit the names of the applicants herein to be sworn in as members of the Gbi Traditional Council judicial committee and for such further order or orders as may seem fit to the court.”

After service of the notice on the respondent, Togbe Gabusu V, the President of the Gbi Traditional Council, he filed on 16 January 1974 his affidavit in reply, attaching thereto copies of three letters as exhibits A, B and C. In his affidavit the respondent contended that:

(1) He, in his capacity as the President of the Gbi Traditional Council, owed the applicants no duty to have them sworn as members of the judicial committee of the council.

(2) Save as to the first applicant, they were not members of the traditional council because “they have not been gazetted and therefore do not qualify to be i…

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