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Government Takes Over Sir John’s Achimota Forest, Ramsar Site Lands

The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources says there is no record that the late previous Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Forestry Commission, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie otherwise known as Sir John possesses bits of the Achimota Forest or Ramsar site.

This as per the Ministry follows checks at the Lands Commission as a component of examinations of the departed's Will which gave parts of these terrains to his family members.

Considering this, the public authority has chosen to assume control over the terrains purportedly gained by Sir John in the Achimota Forest and the Sakumono Ramsar Site.

These were contained in a proclamation endorsed by the Land and Natural Resources Minister, Samuel Abu Jinapor.

"For the evasion of uncertainty, the granting of the aforementioned lands, whenever laid out, won't pass any interest/title to the named recipients in the supposed Will.

"These grounds, the topic of the supposed Will, will stay Public Lands, whether it falls inside the de-gazetted lands in accordance with E.I, 144," portions of the assertion read.

That's what the assertion added, the public authority will follow up on any ill-advised obtaining of any open grounds, paying little heed to the way things were acquired, whether now or previously, and the Achimota Forest terrains won't be a special case.

The desire of Sir John has gone under extraordinary examination as of now and has set off blended responses via virtual entertainment.

The will is a considerable rundown of 75 properties including houses, packages of land, ledgers, speculations, organizations, weapons and garments.

It has raised public worries following the revelation that he claimed lands in the Achimota Forest and Sakumono Ramsar site a couple of days after President Akufo-Addo marked a leader instrument that expressed piece of the Achimota Forest was as of now not a woods hold.

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John Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie Lands Commission Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources Samuel Abu Jinapor


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