The Achimota Forest Reserve has made the trending list on social media, particularly on Twitter and Facebook since afternoon.
This comes after claims that the government declared the popular reserve no longer a forest reserve via an Executive Instrument (E.I).
The area is no longer necessary as a forest reserve, according to the E.I signed by Lands and Natural Resources Minister Samuel Abdulai Jinapor.
It further added that the cessation is effective 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 stated.
President Akufo-Addo under Executive Instrument 144 has lifted the1927 classification of the Achimota Forest in the Greater Accra Region as a Forest Reserve, paving way for its redesignation, reclassiffication, sale and development by other interests
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