Sir John’s Will: Achimota & Sakumono Ramsar Site Lands False - Ministry of Lands

The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has declined the claim in the Will of the late former Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O) of the Forestry Commission, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie (Sir John), possessing some portions of land at the  Achimota forest and Sakumono Ramsar site.

Referring to its Press Statement dated 22 May, 2022 in which the Ministry committed to inquire into the allegations, the Minister of Lands and the Forestry Commissions, has stated the Will in question is an issue of litigation in the courts.

 “…the alleged Will in question is a subject matter of litigation/contestation in the courts. Further checks at the Lands and the Forestry Commissions, the repositories of the records of the lands in question, show no record of ownership of Lands at, the Achimota Forest or the Sakumono Ramsar Site, by the late

Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie.”

By authority, the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, have directed the Lands and Forestry Commissions to deem any ownership of lands, both, in the Achimota Forest and the Sakumono Ramsar Site by the late Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie as void and are to take the appropriate actions accordingly.

In the circular, the ministry assured Ghanaians government will act on any improper acquisition of any Public Lands, regardless of how it was procured, whether now or in the past, and the Achimota Forest Lands will not be an exception.

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