Reports about Achimota Forest being sold are false – Land Minister confirms

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Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel Abu Jinapor has dismissed social media reports that the government is keen on selling the Achimota forest.

According to Samuel Jinapor, the NPP government has no plans of selling the Achimota Forest reserve in Accra and will not be sold.

The Achimota Forest Reserve is trending on social media after a document purported to be from the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources said it will be no more a reserve.

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The Instrument gazetted on behalf of President Akufo-Addo by the Lands Minister Samuel Abdulai Jinapor stipulated that effective May 1, 2022, the land on which the Forest is located shall cease to be a forest reserve, pursuant to Section 19 of the Forest Act, 1927 (CAP. 157).

In response, Abu Jinapor took to his official Facebook to tell Ghanaians to disregard such reports which he referred to as false.

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He says rumors suggesting the government has gazetted an Executive Instrument (E.I.) to approve the redesignation, sale, or development of the land are fake and must be utterly disregarded.

In a Facebook post on Tuesday, Mr. Jinapor wrote that the “Achimota Forest is not and will not be sold.”

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