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President Akufo-Addo has granted Executive Approval for Achimota Forest Reserve land which has been classified as a protected National Forest Reserve since 1930 to be redeveloped and sold for other purposes.
Acting under Executive Instrument E.I 144, Cessation of Forest Reserve Instrument 2022, President Akufo-Addo on 31st March 2022 ordered the Achimota Forest Reserve ceases to be considered a National reserve.
The President has also authorized the creation of a Master Plan for the redevelopment of the land which is under the Okaikoi North Municipal Assembly. The Instrument will have to be laid before Parliament before it becomes effective but it already has cabinet approval.
Some Ghanaians fear and believe the Forest Reserve land would eventually be shared by cronies and relatives of the President for themselves.
May 17, 2022