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Achimota School: Akufo-Addo Sells Achimota Forest?

Since midday, the Achimota Forest Reserve has been trending on social media, particularly on Twitter and Facebook.

This comes after the government announced, via an Executive Instrument (E.I), that the popular reserve is no longer a forest reserve.

The E.I, which was signed by Lands and Natural Resources Minister Samuel Abdulai Jinapor, states that the land is no longer needed as a forest reserve.

It also stated that the ban will take effect on May 1, 2022.

“An Executive Instrument (E.I.) 144 gazetted on behalf of President Akufo-Addo by the Lands Minister Samuel Abdulai Jinapor indicates that effective May 1, 2022, the land on which the Forest is located shall cease to be a forest reserve.”

“The President’s action was in accordance with Section 19 of the Forest Act, 1927 (CAP. 157) which gives him the authority to declare that particular land is no longer required as a forest reserve,” a portion of the E.I said.

This news has got a lot of Twitter users expressing their concerns on same.

The Achimota School Twitter handle (@AchimotaSchool) tweeted asking “is it true Achimota Forest Reserve has been sold?”

source:kubilive.com



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