On January 25, 2021 a high court in Accra dealt with three different cases: Case 1: Fordjour took Ahmed to court for non- payment of rent. Case 2: GRA took Melcom to court for non-payment of taxes. Case 3: Giz construction company Ltd took the ministry of road to court for non-payment of road project. As a student of Law and Society, how can you categorize these cases and what do they entail?
Case 1 (Fordjour v. Ahmed case on rent) and Case 3 (Giz Construction v. Ministry of Roads on Nonpayment of project ) are civil cases which entail one party by talking the other party to court over money. Ahmed was taken to court by his landlord Fordjour over rent arrears while Minirtsy of Roads was taken to court for non-payment of project by Giz Construction. Case 2 (GRA v. Melcom over Tax payment) is criminal case as it entails Melcom violating laws stipulated by the government.