Late Sir John ‘spotted’ at Achimota Forest

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Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie alias Sir John
Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie alias Sir John

The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has begun investigations into the alleged inclusion of land situated at the Achimota Forest in the Will of the late CEO of the Forestry Commission, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as Sir John.

The decision follows a purported Will of Sir John circulating on social media in the wake of the government’s affirmation that it will protect the forest.

A statement issued by the Ministry on Sunday (22 May) said it has requested for all documents relating to the land in question, as part of an initial inquiry to ascertain the veracity of the claims.

The Ministry said it will ensure the national interest is protected at all times in issues relating to the Achimota Forest.

Below is the full statement

ALLEGATIONS SURROUNDING ACHIMOTA FOREST AND THE PURPORTED WILL OF THE LATE FORESTRY COMMISSION CEO.
The attention of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has been drawn to a document making the rounds on social media, which alleges that the late former Chief Executive Officer of the Forestry Commission, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, had included portions of the Achimota Forest in his Will, and given out same to individuals who are said to be related to him.

The Ministry takes a very serious view of the allegations, and has requested for all documents relating to the lands in question, as part of an initial inquiry to ascertain the veracity of the claims. Considering that the issues that form the basis of the allegations predate the tenure of the current Minister, Hon. Samuel A. Jinapor, MP, it is important that he is seized with the full facts to enable him take appropriate action, if, indeed, there is any merit in the claims.

The Ministry assures the general public and the good people of Ghana that it will ensure that the national interest is protected at all times, especially in matters pertaining to the Achimota Forest.

PUBLIC RELATIONS UNIT
MINISTRY OF LANDS AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Source: Daily Mail GH

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