The plaintiff, as per his writ of summons filed on 12 February 1979, claims against the defendant herein:
“damages for breach of a written agreement dated 1 August 1973 and made between the plaintiff and the defendant, and under which the defendant promised and undertook to cause to be paid to the plaintiff annually thirty-five per centum (35%) of the net profits of certain limited liability companies.”
Since the plaintiff’s amended statement of claim filed on 4 November 1980 explains further the claim against the defendant, I do hereunder set out in extenso some of the paragraphs for that purpose:
“(1) [The] plaintiff is a retired government official formerly in the service of the Forestry Department of Ghana, and [the] defendant is an Italian businessman engaged in the timber industry and business in Ghana.
(2) Between the months of February and August 1973 [the] plaintiff and [the] defendant discussed together the possibility of going into business together in [the] timbe…