SOCIAL AID GUILD OF GHANA
V.
DASSAH AND ANOTHER

(1988) JELR 65785 (HC)    
High Court  ·  28 Jun 1988 ·  Ghana
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Other Citations
[1980] GLR 233
CORAM
BENIN J.
Core Terms Beta
defendants
business
defendant
action
plaintiffs
place
statement of defence
rules
statement of claim
sub-rule
civil procedure
high court
chief justice
different places
material time
application counsel
behalf of the defendant
bole branch office
bole catholic mission
civil matters
common purpose
court reports
courts act
different place
employee-servant-agent of the defendant
entire record
entire record of the case
greater accra region
joint relation of persons
large extent
managerial duties
managerial powers
movable property
otherwise unlimited jurisdiction of the high court
owner of nissan pick-up no ara
owners of a vehicle
present purposes
provisions of order
provisions of the high court
real test
rev. sister christiana boakye
right time
said rev. sister christiana boakye
second plaintiff’s vehicle
specific performance
such contract ought
sufficient particulars
trial judge
use of the word
writ of summons

BENIN J.: The plaintiffs took this action claiming damages from the defendants as owners of a vehicle driven by their employee which got involved in an accident resulting in injuries to the plaintiffs and damage to the second plaintiff’s vehicle. The plaintiffs pleaded in relevant terms as follows in their statement of claim:

“3 The defendant is the Social Aid Guild of Ghana, Accra and owner of Nissan Pick-up No ARA 9248 which was involved in an accident on 1 April 1987 which at the material time was being driven by Rev. Sister Christiana Boakye (now deceased) who was an employee-servant-agent of the defendant with authority and/or permission to drive Nissan Pick-up No ARA 9248. At the material time the said Rev. Sister Christiana Boakye was driving the Nissan Pick-up in the course of her employment with the defendant and was then resident at the Bole Catholic Mission where she was stationed to carry out work for and on behalf of the defendant.”

The defendants in their statement of defe…

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