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(1988) JELR 63658 (HC)

High Court  •  15 Nov 1988  •  Ghana



LARTEY J.: On 13 February 1987 the plaintiff issued a writ of summons claiming against the defendants, payment of pension and gratuity plus 231⁄2 per cent interest from September 1976 to the date of judgment. The defendants through their legal officer entered unconditional appearance to the writ of summons on 18 February 1987.

In his statement of claim which accompanied the writ of summons, the plaintiff pleaded, inter alia, that he was compulsorily retired as a disease spotter by the Ghana Cocoa Board in September 1976 and ever since that date he has not been paid any money by way of pension or gratuity. He also averred that all his letters to the defendants in demand of the said pension and gratuity have been ignored and that personal contacts with the officers of the defendants had always been met with a “go and come” response.

A statement of defence having been filed, the plaintiff followed up with summons for directions which was filed on 9 April 1987, returnable on 4 May 1987. It …

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