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(1976) JELR 65117 (HC)

High Court  •  14 Jun 1976  •  Ghana



MENSA BOISON J.: This is a claim under the Civil Liability Act, 1963 (Act 176). The plaintiff who was the father of one Efia Ampoma (deceased) claims as personal representative of the deceased from the defendants jointly and severally “general damages for the sudden and untimely death of his daughter, Efia Ampoma, through the negligent driving of the second defendant, the servant of the Ministry of Education, Sunyani, in the course of his employment.” [His lordship here referred to the statement of claim and continued:] Briefly the plaintiff’s daughter, a school girl of fifteen years old was, on 16 February 1973, at Sunyani, knocked down and killed by a lorry driven by the second defendant in circumstances that clearly spelt negligence. The first defendant, representing the Ministry of Education as the employers of the second defendant, filed what may be described as a token defence clearly meant to bide time to settle the claim.

On 6 April 1976, the learned senior state attorney at Su…

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