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MICHAEL OWUSU PREMPEH V. MR. THANK & ANOR.

(2016) JELR 65842 (HC)

High Court  •  SUIT NO.OCC/10/15  •  19 Apr 2016  •  Ghana

Coram
ANGELINA MENSAH-HOMIAH (MRS.) JUSTICE OF THE HIGH COURT

Judgement

JUDGMENT

The Plaintiff who describes himself as a businessman resident in Kumasi commenced the instant action against the Defendants who are also described as Chinese Nationals engaged in mining on 15/08/14. On 28/08/14, he amended his writ of summons and statement of claim. He sought to recover an amount of one hundred and Sixty-Five Thousand Ghana Cedis ( GH¢165,000.00); 15% share of gold mined for the period and a further order for the defendants to pay for the cost of reclamation of the land acquired.

The Plaintiff's case is that sometime in June, 2013, he entered into an agreement with the Defendant to mine gold in the Manso Nkwanta area. He asserted that he was to facilitate the acquisition of land for mining as well as pay for all expenses on the land inclusive of compensation to farmers. In return, he alleged that he was to be paid 15% of the gold mined. He gave details of the expenses totaling GH¢165,000.00 in paragraph six (6) of his amended statement of claim. He also averred…

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