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ACHEAMPONG & Anor V. GHANA HIGHWAY AUTHORITY

(2019) JELR 109715 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  J4/27/2015  •  11 Dec 2019  •  Ghana

Coram
GBADEGBE, JSC (PRESIDING) APPAU, JSC DORDZIE (MRS), JSC AMEGATCHER, JSC KOTEY, JSC

Judgement

JUDGMENT

THE UNANIMOUS JUDGMENT OF THE COURT IS READ BY AMEGATCHER JSC, AS FOLLOWS:-

The Directive Principles of State Policy in the 1992 Constitution embraces the life of the nation. It is the policy document by which the state is to create social and economic conditions for the citizens to lead a good life. Article 35 for example mandates the State to provide adequate facilities for and encourage, free mobility of people, goods and services throughout Ghana. Good road networks linking the country together is one of the ideals the State intended achieving under the Directive Principles. 

In 1997, Parliament passed the Ghana Highway Authority Act, 1997 (Act 540) establishing the Authority as one of the agencies under the Ministry of Transportation. Among others, the objectives of the Authority are to plan, develop, maintain, protect, administer and provide safe and adequate infrastructure for road transportation commensurate with the economic development of the country. The Authority is …

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