‘No records to show Sir John owned lands in Achimota forest’ – Lands Ministry reacts to Sir John’s will

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The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources said its preliminary examination into the will of the late Sir John found no evidence of his ownership of areas of the Achimota forest and the Sakumono Ramsar site.

Portions of the late Sir John’s will allots portions of land at the Achimota Forest and the Sakumono Ramser Site.

Portions of Sir John’s will read:

“I give my land situate at the Achimota Forest in the name of Jakaypro Limited and measuring 5.541 acres to the following persons forever.

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–Yaw Amoateng Afriyie                                  -One (1) acre

— Eva Akua Afriyie                                          One (1) acre

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–Ivy Akua Afriyie                                            One (1) acre

–Elizabeth Asare Boateng (aka Mother)        One (1) acre

–Michael Owusu                                            1.541 acres

Page 5 of the will states “I give my land also situate at the Achimota Forest in the name of Fasoh Limited and measuring 0.987acres to my nephews Michael Owusu, Yaw Boadu and Kwabena Amoateng forever”.

Adding that “I jointly own a piece of land at Achimota Forest with Charles Owusu. Upon my demise, my portion of the said land should be given to Ruth Korkor Odonkor”.

Sir John on that same page said “I give my portion of land that jointly own at the Achimota Forest in the name of DML Limited to Elizabeth Asare Boateng who at the time of making this will is domiciled in the USA forever.”

Additionally, “I give my land situate at the Ramsar area at Sakumono in the Greater Accra Region and measuring 5.07 acres to my sisters Abena Saah and her children, Comfort Amoateng and her children, Abena Konadu and Juliet Akua Arko and her children on equal share basis forever,” the will states.

However, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Lands, there is no evidence to suggest that Sir John possessed any property in the Achimota.

According to the announcement, the Minister has ordered the Lands and Forestry Commissions to nullify Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie’s land title in Achimota Forest and Sakumono Ramsar site.

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