For some hours now on social media, the most cherish forest in Accra that the Achimota Forest Reserve has been trending on Twitter and Facebook.

This trend follows reports that government has through an Executive Instrument (E.I), said the very popular reserve is no longer a forest reserve.

Details of the E.I signed by the Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Samuel Abdulai Jinapor, states that the land is no longer required as a forest reserve.

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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 said.

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It’s was after this post that made Twitter users and Facebook user react.


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