In this appeal against the judgment of the High Court Ho, delivered on the 21st day of July 2015, the defendant/appellant (hereafter referred to as the defendant) seeks the setting aside of the judgment of the court below, and entry of judgment in favour of the defendant.
These are the matters antecedent to the appeal.
Sometime in the 1970's the defendant, in pursuance of a project to extend electricity to the Volta Region, commenced engagement with the local authorities in the Volta Region. In further pursuance of the project, the defendant contacted persons who owned farms and buildings on land situate at the following areas of the Volta Region: Mafi Asiakpe, through Adaklu, to Ho and its environs.
Upon the understanding that the project would include the construction of electricity transmission lines, that is, the passing of high tension cables upon the erection of pylons, the owners of the farms and buildings in the areas specified were notified that a right of way for the…