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Stop the transfer of ownership of the Achimota Forest – OneGhana Movement

Pressure group OneGhana Movement has called for the immediate cessation of all processes intended to transfer portions of the State's interests in the Achimota Forest into private hands. The group in a statement says while it notes with deep concern...

14 CSOs petition CHRAJ to probe de-gazetting of alleged sale of Achimota Forest Lands

About fourteen Civil Society Organizations CSOs, have petitioned the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice, CHRAJ, to look into the de-gazetting and purported sale of portions of the Achimota forest. The CSOs are again requesting CHRAJ to expose any...

MLNR initiates Independent audit into Achimota Forest Lands

By Roselyn Ganyaglo The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources is to initiate processes for an independent audit into the acreage of lands in the Achimota Forest Reserve, de-gazetted and handed over to the Owoo family. This follows disparities in...

You will not get a ‘pin’ from Achimota Forest, Ramsar site lands- Jinapor to Sir John’s beneficiaries

By: Franklin ASARE-DONKOH The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources says the beneficiaries of the purported will of the late former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Forestry Commission (FC), Mr. Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly known in the political circles...

Prez. Mills’ Policy Was To Protect Achimota Forest Through Promotion Of Eco-Tourism & Biodiversity Conservation- Mike Hammah

By Ruth Adjorlolo A Former Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Mike Hammah, has disclosed that the policy of the late President Prof. John Evans Atta Mills was to preserve and protect Ghana’s forest reserves including the Achimota Forest. Mr Hammah said...

Another family emerges as original owner of Achimota Forest

Lawyer for the Owoo Family, Original owners of the Achimota Forest, John Adu-Sei, has confirmed that the colonial Administration paid them four thousand pounds as compensation in 1921. Mr. Adu-Sei said the peripheral area the family is demanding is a...

Government justifies decision to release periphery of Achimota Forest to Owoo family

By Doreen Ampofo Government says it could not have afforded the cost of sections of the periphery of the Achimota forest for which reason it had to release it to the Owoo family who are the original custodians of the...

Arocha Ghana unhappy over government’s decision to declassify parts of Achimota forest

Story By: Nana Ama Omari Deputy National Director of Arocha Ghana, Daryl Bosu has expressed disappointment at the declassification of parts of the Achimota forest as a forest reserve by government. Mr Bosu noted that Government did not put in enough...

Achimota Forest Reserve has not been sold- Lands Minister

By Charles Sarpong Amponsah. The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has debunked claims that the Achimota Forest Reserve has been sold. According to the Sector Minister, Samuel Abu Jinapor, the reports are "false, baseless, and non-factual". This follows reports that government...

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