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Court orders 3-member IMC to manage “Watch & Dine” Cinema

botchway July 10, 2019

From Sebastian R. Freiku, Kumasi

A Kumasi High Court (Commercial Division)  has ordered that a three-member Interim Management Committee (IMC) be constituted to manage the affairs of “Watch and Dine” Cinema, inside the Kumasi City Mall, pending the determination of a suit before it.

The proposed management team shall comprise of a representative each of the plaintiffs and the second defendant, and another to be agreed upon by both sides to manage the company till the substantive case is determined.

The Presiding Judge, His Lordship Mr. Justice Kofi Akrowiah, further ordered that the membership of the Interim Management Committee should be constituted within five days and not beyond ten days from the day (Monday July 8, 2019) the order was made.

“They are to report their activities to the court on [a] weekly basis,” the court further directed.

The court indicated that the order was to protect the interests of all the parties.

His Lordship Mr. Justice Kofi Akrowiah explained that the court’s position was to avoid pre-judging of the substantive case.

This was after the court had struck out an application for stay of execution filed by Ace Ankomah when no appeal had been lodged, and awarded cost of GH¢2,000 in favour of the plaintiffs.

The plaintiff had filed an application for an order restraining the second to fifth defendants in the substantive case.

The plaintiffs, Glorie Osafo Agyemang Duah and Osei Agyemang Duah, and the second defendant, Kwabena Obeng, are contesting interests in Watch and Dine Company Limited.

The substantive case promises to be interesting, with both counsel raising fundamental points of law, and arguing with great energy and enthusiasm.

In a related development, the High Court, differently constituted, is due to give its ruling on July 16, 2019, in a contempt application filed by Glorie Osafo Agyemang Duah and Osei Agyemang Duah against six persons, all represented by Ace Ankomah Esq.

 

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