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Recent decisions of the Supreme Court appear to create more uncertainty about the state of the law than settle the principles of law. As the highest Court of the land whose decisions are binding on all other courts, one would expect that the Supreme Court will be consistent on points of law so as to guide all other courts. But this has not been the...

The name “ATUGUBA” became a household name in Ghana following the 2013 Presidential Election Petition. For those in the legal fraternity, and probably for media practitioners, the name had been a household name for decades prior to the election petition in 2013. The private legal practitioner, Magistrate, Prosecutor, Supreme Court Judge and at some...

Investigative journalism assists the traditional media in rooting out corruption and dealing with crimes and abuse of public trust and confidence. As Lord Nichols pointed out in Reynolds v Times Newspaper[1], “it is through the mass media...

A. Introduction Every Country survives on taxes. Every person (natural or artificial) is obliged to pay tax on his taxable income or revenue.  All across the world, Revenue Authorities have often been entrusted with wide powers for the sole...

Introduction It is so notorious a fact that there is only High Court in Ghana. It is also trite that the various divisions of the High Court are for administrative and other purposes including convenience in litigation. That notwithstanding,...

The times have changed indeed! The times, they are a-changing truly. O tempora; O Mores! In the year 1914, the Court of Appeal of England delivered a decision[1] that would have been unthinkable in this era of #Metoo; a decision that was deeply...

Background Prior to the Discovery of Oil in Commercial quantities in Ghana, the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) was the only state institution associated with oil. The enabling Act of the GNPC[1] was at that time hailed to be one...

In 1896, the Bank of British West Africa (which later became the Standard Chartered Bank) opened its first branch in Accra. Between 1920-1950, the Bank of British West Africa and Barclays Bank were the only banks operating in the Gold Coast[1]....

A Memorandum of understanding (“MOU”), is a document entered into to set out the preliminarily understanding of parties who intend to enter into a formal contract at a later date. In some jurisdictions, it is known as “letter of intent”....

On Thursday 11th January 2018, news broke of the proposed appointment of Mr. Martin Alamisi Burnes Kaiser Amidu as Special Prosecutor1. Mr. Amidu once served as the Deputy Attorney General in the PNDC military government and also as the Attorney-General...