Fresh from the suit from Lawyer Sammy Gyamfi against some institutions in the country, the Attorney General (A-G), Ghana Health Service (GHS), and the Ghana Airport Company (GAC), have been dragged to Court over their directives that impose restrictions on the Freedom of Movement, pursuant to Order 55 of CI 47.
The Applicant, Henry Osei-Akoto in his Application for Judicial Review filed at the High Court on December 21, 2021 in Suit No. GJ/0337/2022, is praying for a declaration that the impugned directives of the Respondents (The Attorney General, Ghana Health Service and the Ghana Airport Company) breach the provisions of Article 21 (1) of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana.
He is also seeking for a declaration that the impugned directives breaches the provision of Article 23 of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana.
According to the Applicant, the directives by the Respondents violates Section 2(1) of the Imposition of Restrictions Act, 2020 (ACT 1012) and Section 21, 22 and 30 of the Public Health Act, 2012 (ACT 851) and, therefore, illegal as it also contravenes the guidelines of the Food and Drugs Authority on the Administration of Emergency Use Authorized medical products and therefore are “unreasonable.”
He also averred that the said directives also “contravene the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding proof of COVID-19 vaccination for international travelers and that same is unreasonable…Contravenes medical ethics and best practices that govern COVID-19 vaccine administration.”
Henry Osei-Akoto in his Application is seeking the Court to grant an Order of Certiorari on the impinged directives of the Respondents to be quashed as having been made “without any constitutional or legal and/or reasonable basis whatsoever.”
The Application, according to the Court shall be moved on Monday, January 17, 2022.