Finally, #FixTheCountry Massive Demonstrations May Happen Eventually, After This Hurdle Was Removed!
Lawyer Justice Sai, is an awesome young Lawyer. Having trained in Ghana and in the USA, where he rose to become a teaching Assistant, at the renowned Harvard Law School, where he obtained his Masters, having obtained his first degree at University of Ghana and his First Law Degree also in Ghana.
Justice Srem-Sai was called to the Ghana Bar in 2011 and has postgraduate law degrees from Cardiff Law School (2014) and Harvard Law School (2014), where he did research into International Human Rights Law and Corporate Law, Governance and Finance, respectively.
He currently lectures at the GIMPA Law School, where he teaches Commercial Law; Legal Environment of Business; Intellectual Property Law; Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility; and International Human Rights Law and prior to joining the Faculty, Mr. Srem-Sai worked as Associate with the law firm of Atuguba & Associates.
He has also worked with SAB Miller plc. (owners of Accra Brewery Limited and Voltic Ghana Limited) as Legal and Regulatory Affairs Manager. Mr. Srem-Sai’s areas of research, practice and publication include, corporate governance, parliamentary oversight and governance, disability rights and social care law and has delivered lectures on topics in these areas across the world. He also has a keen interest in commercial litigation.
Lawyer Justice Sai, who signs out of Facebook, with "Da Yie" is a very serious lawyer, aside the use of fun, to communicate sometimes on his social media page, followed by thousands. He just turned a little above 35years and aside been a junior counsel for Tsatsu Tsikata in the most recent petition, he may have well won his own biggest case ever, since he started practicing Law in Ghana.
Representing a few people, who have taken up the viral #FixTheCountry, as a pro-bono lawyer, he won a case, that has since removed the indefinite ban, that had been indirectly imposed on them, and this means that, the national leaders may have to ready itself, for a massive demonstration after all.
Justice Sai who led a group of few lawyers for the Campaigners, on Tuesday, June 8, had urged the Supreme Court to speak on the order which literally restrained his clients indefinitely, as High Court order, initiated by the Ghana Police in restraining the protestors, stated that, they are not to hit the streets until such a time that the appropriate authority lifts the Covid-19 restrictions on public gathering.
Lawyer Justice Sai, with such brilliance and legal antecedents, had passionately argued that, this order was unlawful as, under the High Court’s rules, injunctions granted without arguments by the affected persons (ex parte) ought to last for just 10 days.
True to what Justice Sai prayed the courts for, a Supreme Court Panel presided over by Justice Yaw Appau has indeed set aside a High Court order that indefinitely barred #FixTheCountry campaigners from staging a street protest, as the court held that this order was in error and proceeded to quash it.
The literally defeated AG, which has suffered same earlier, at the hands of the Achimota Rasta Students, however disagreed.
The court in this ruling, noted that the rules of the High Court allows such Ex Parte injunctions to last only 10 days. It thus said the Judge erred. The court therefore proceeded to quash that portion of the order that barred the group indefinitely.
The case was heard by Justices Yaw Appau, Mariama Owusu, Lovelace Johnson, Clemence Honyenuga and Prof Henrietta Mensah Bonsu.
There is, however, another case pending at the High Court, asking that the protestors be restrained from hitting the streets. This is due for a hearing on June 14 and I can independently affirm that, once this next case is cleared, rumours are far advanced that, the nation will be hit, with the best planned demonstration, to register the youths disgust, with the present bad leadership in the country, that has since seen worsening standards of living.