My Lords, this application was heard on the 14/01/2020 when by a majority of five with two dissenting, we dismissed the application and reserved our reasons. The facts leading to this application for review appear not to be in dispute.
The applicant, Exton Cubic Group Limited, filed a motion for judicial review before His Lordship Justice Ackaah-Boafo at the High Court, Accra, to quash a decision of the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources dated the 4th of September 2019. The basis for invoking the High Court’s jurisdiction for judicial review was that the Minister responsible for Lands and Natural Resources had interfered with the Applicant’s mining concession activities in Kyekyewere, Mpasaaso and Kyereyase in the Ashanti Region. The applicant had contended that it had successfully applied for and obtained a mining lease for bauxite exploration from the Government of Ghana and the said Minister had unfairly written a letter purporting to cancel the lease the Go…