Parts of Achimota Forest were declassified as a forest reserve
Kofi Bentil calls for a proper asset declaration system
Abu Jinapor denies the forest has been sold
“Property owning democrats,” the tagline of the governing New Patriotic Party, NPP, known to be the capitalists, has been making rounds on social media after some portions of the Last Will and testament of the party’s former General Secretary, Sir John, was made public.
The Will details how much wealth Sir John, real name Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, willed to his children and nephews.
Some portions relating to prime lands in Accra have dominated discussions in the mainstream and on social media. Many Ghanaians were outraged after a signed Executive Instrument, E.I. by the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, declassified parts of the Achimota Forest as a forest reserve were made public.
Some social media users accused the political class of an attempt to sell the lands to themselves and their cronies. The government has denied the accusations, saying it was only returning part of the land to its rightful owners.