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NANA AGYARE BOFOUR IV V. JOSEPH ADADE ANSAH & 3 ORS.

(2020) JELR 92042 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  CHIEFTAINCY APPEAL NO. J2/01/2020  •  11 Nov 2020  •  Ghana

Coram
DOTSE, JSC (PRESIDING) , PWAMANG, JSC , TORKORNOO (MRS.), JSC , HONYENUGA, JSC , PROF. MENSA-BONSU (MRS.), JSC

Judgement

JUDGMENT

DOTSE, JSC:-

On the 11th day of November 2020, this court by a unanimous decision, dismissed the appeal filed by the Petitioner/Appellant/Appellant, hereafter referred to as the Petitioner, against the decision of the Judicial Committee of the National House of Chiefs dated 30th day of August 2018 which decision was in favour of the Respondents/Respondents/Respondents hereafter referred to as Respondents.

We now proffer reasons for our decision.

This case no doubt is a cause or matter affecting chieftaincy. It therefore takes its roots from the Constitution 1992. But how did this all evolve under the Constitution of 1992?

Report of the Committee of Experts, (Constitution) on Proposals for a Draft Constitution of Ghana which was presented to the P.N.D.C on 31st July 1991 states as follows in paragraphs 339, and 340 of the Report on page 156.

339. “It is worth recalling that Akufo-Addo Report recommended the integration of chieftaincy with the local government system

While the committ…

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