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AMONOO V. CENTRAL REGIONAL HOUSE OF CHIEFS AND ANOTHER

(2005) JELR 68336 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  20 Jul 2005  •  Ghana

Coram
AKUFFO JSC, WOOD JSC, OCRAN JSC, ANSAH JSC, ANINAKWA JSC

Judgement

JUDGEMENT

Akuffo JSC.

I have been privileged to read beforehand the opinions about to be read by my learned brothers Ocran and Ansah JJSC, and I fully agree with their conclusions. I have only a few words to add to their erudite exposition of the law on the matters raised herein.

The crux of the appellant’s complaint is that nananom of the National House of Chiefs were in error when they declined jurisdiction to hear his petition. As is clear from paragraph (4) of the appellant’s reply to the second respondent’s statement of case herein, the gravamen of the petition (or as counsel rather inappropriately expressed it, the “beef of the appellant”) was that “in transmitting the chieftaincy declaration forms the first, respondent (the Central Region House of Chiefs) merely ‘rubber stamped’ the forms as presented by the Oguaa Traditional Council.” Consequently, the appellant, as petitioner, sought from nananom a declaration that the name of the second respondent be removed from the national r…

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