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FAWKES V. ACCRA BREWERY LTD.

(1980) JELR 63645 (HC)

High Court  •  19 May 1980  •  Ghana

Coram
EDWARD WIREDU J.

Judgement

EDWARD WIREDU J.: This is an application brought under the Court of Appeal Rules, 1962 (L.I. 218), s. 10 (4) as amended by the Court of Appeal (Amendment) Rules, 1969 (L.I. 618), for an extension of time within which to appeal against the findings of the Opare-Addo Committee of Inquiry into labour unrests at the breweries, i.e. Tata Brewery Limited, Kumasi Brewery Limited, Accra Brewery Limited and Guinness (Ghana) Limited. The said committee was established under the Committee of Inquiry (Labour Unrest at the Breweries) Instrument, 1979 (E.I. 30).

The facts leading to the presentation of this application may be briefly stated as follows: On or about 2 May 1979, the erstwhile Supreme Military Council appointed a committee of inquiry into the circumstances leading to labour unrests in the country’s four breweries. This committee is what has come to be commonly referred to as the Opare-Addo Committee of Inquiry. The sole member of this committee was Mr. Opare-Addo, then a circuit court j…

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