Samuel Abu Jinapor, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources has refuted social media allegations that the government is interested in selling the Achimota forest.
The NPP government, according to Samuel Jinapor, has no intentions to sell the Achimota Forest Reserve near Accra and would not sell it.
The Achimota Forest Reserve is trending on social media after a letter claiming to be from the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources stated that the reserve would be decommissioned.
According to Section 19 of the Forest Act, 1927, the area on which the Forest is located will cease to be a forest reserve on May 1, 2022, as gazetted on behalf of President Akufo-Addo by Lands Minister Samuel Abdulai Jinapor (CAP. 157).
As a result, Abu Jinapor turned to his official Facebook page to advise Ghanaians to ignore the reports, which he described as untrue.
He claims that allegations that the government has issued an Executive Instrument (E.I.) to sanction the land’s redesignation, sale, or development are false and should be ignored.
In a Facebook post on Tuesday, Mr. Jinapor wrote that the “Achimota Forest is not and will not be sold.”