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No one will inherit Sir John’s alleged land at Achimota Forest – Jinapor

The land ministry says preliminary checks show that there are no records of ownership of lands at the Achimota Forest or the Sakumono Ramsar Site, by the late Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie

The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has served notice that the Achimota Forest and Sakumono Ramsar Site lands cited in the alleged will of the late Forestry Commission CEO, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly called Sir John will not be inherited by anyone even if ownership by the deceased is established.

“Preliminary inquiries reveal that the alleged Will in question is a subject matter of litigation/contestation in the courts,” the minister Samuel Abu Jinapor said.

“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”.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has begun investigations into the alleged inclusion of land situated at the Achimota Forest among properties listed in the will of the late chief executive of the Forestry Commission Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as Sir John.

The decision to launch the investigation follows the publication of a will, purported to be by Sir John. The ten-page document has been circulating on social media and follows an affirmation by the government that it will protect the forest reserve in Achimota.

A statement issued by the ministry on Sunday (22 May 2022) said it has requested to see all documents relating to the land in question, at the start of an inquiry into the truth of the claims.

The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources said it will ensure the national interest is protected at all times in matters relating to the Achimota Forest.

source -asaaseradio

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