Despite the bliss that accompanies Christmas, many Ghanaian celebrants are sometimes shattered by the failure of their dressmakers to ship on agreed timelines.
In many cases, the disillusioned prospects are solely left to vent and walk away, regardless of their frustrations.
But a legislation lecturer at the University of Professional Studies Law School, Kweku Attakora Dwomoh, says prospects can sue dressmakers for damages if they fail to honour their timelines.
Speaking on The Law on Sunday, he explained that an settlement of timelines between a dressmaker and a consumer is acknowledged by legislation, and subsequently a disillusioned buyer can sue for damages if the dressmaker fails to meet his or her facet of the cut price.
“Time of delivery in a contract is a condition. So if I tell you that I want [a dress] on the 24th; even with that there are two points in there.
The time of the delivery and the purpose. I tell you I need my jacket or my attire for Christmas. I tell you I need it by the 24th.
You decide to deliver by the 1st. You would have breached that agreement that we had and the buyer is entitled to reject it”, he added.
The UPSA legislation lecturer made these remarks whereas contributing to discussions on the rights of a purchaser.
In the said discussions, he careworn that identical to sellers, patrons even have rights that are legally acknowledged.
According to him, one in all such rights is the fact that patrons are entitled to obtain the precise items they ordered from sellers.
Touching on the rights of shoppers, he referred to as for the creation of related legal guidelines to defend the curiosity of patrons, to safeguard their each day transactions.
Meanwhile, private Legal Practitioner and legislation lecturer at Central University College, Jude Atakora Tufuor has disclosed that Ghana’s legal guidelines don’t cover on-line companies and transactions.
Speaking on JoyNews’ The Law, Sunday, the legislation lecturer explained that though shopping for of products on-line shouldn’t be lined by any regulation, the Sale of Goods Act might be utilized to on-line transactions.
According to him, third party on-line transactions which makes use of platforms like ebay, amazon and Jumia the place the vendor shouldn’t be actually identified however funds are made and items delivered are additionally lined by the Sale of Goods Act.
Mr. Atakora Tufuor said on-line transactions on Whatsapp and Facebook are technically working outdoors the Electronic Transactions Act and can’t be defended by the Sale of Goods Act.
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