Execellent Ghana sues TDC over demolition

A Civil Society Group, Excellent Ghana has filed a suit against the Tema Development Corporation (TDC) at the Tema High Court ‘A’ for violating the rights of some of its members resident in Sakumono in the Greater Accra Region.
According to Excellent Ghana, T.D.C’s task force on March 3, 2017 unlawfully demolished  workshop, residence and ranch of some of its members without following due process of law.
It argued that TDC’s taskforce’s action has rendered some families homeless, causing loss of earning, inconvenience and eye injury to some of its members.

The Group says, it had to resort to the law court after attempts towards amicable resolution with the Company over the actions of its task force yielded no results.
‘In a suit cited by the media, Excellent Ghana is praying the court for orders, directives and declarations aimed at securing the basic and economic rights of some of its members. Excellent Ghana is asking the court to declare among others that, the use of burning substance (popularly called ‘pepper spray’) on the bodies of members of Excellent Ghana (during an unlawful demolition exercise in Sakumono) thus causing injury to the eyes of members and other parts of their bodies contravenes Articles 15(1) & (2)(a & b), 17(1) & (2), 18(1) & (2), 23, 33 and 296 of the 1992 Constitution,’ A statement signed by its National Convener Carl Nii Addo said.
Read details of Excellent Ghana’s statement: 
 
24 October 2017
EXCELLENT GHANA SUES T.D.C; ASKS FOR GH¢5m DAMAGES. Excellent Ghana (a Civil Society Group) has dragged the Tema Development Company to the Tema High Court ‘A’ for violating the fundamental human rights of some of its members resident in Sakumono in the Greater Accra Region.
In a suit cited by the media, Excellent Ghana is praying the court for orders, directives and declarations aimed at securing the basic and economic rights of some of its members. Excellent Ghana is asking the court to declare among others that, the use of burning substance (popularly called ‘pepper spray’) on the bodies of members of Excellent Ghana (during an unlawful demolition exercise in Sakumono) thus causing injury to the eyes of members and other parts of their bodies contravenes Articles 15(1) & (2)(a & b), 17(1) & (2), 18(1) & (2), 23, 33 and 296 of the 1992 Constitution.
According to Excellent Ghana, T.D.C’s task force on 3 March 2017 unlawfully demolished the workshop, residence and ranch of some of its members without following due process of law thereby rendering some families homeless, causing loss of earning, inconvenience and eye injury to some of its members.
The Group says, it had to resort to the law court after attempts towards amicable resolution with the Tema Development Company over the actions of its task force yielded no results.
Excellent Ghana has also recommended to the IGP, Mr. David Asante Apeatu to caution his men (especially the Sakumono Police Post) to serve with integrity or risk similar court action in the near future.
SIGNED Carl Nii Addo National Convener
By: Ghana/Ultimatefmonline.com/106.9FM