Declassification of Achimota Forest must be suspended- Occupy Ghana
Pressure Group, Occupy Ghana, has asked the government to revoke or suspend Executive Instrument (E.I) 144, which declassified portions of the Achimota Forest Reserve.
The group, in a statement, stated that “We write to demand that you revoke or suspend the operation of the Forests (Cessation of Forest Reserve) Instrument, 2022 (E.I 144) and the Forests (Achimota Firewood Plantation Forest Reserve) (Amendment) Instrument, 2022 (EI 154) forthwith.”
The group called for a public inquiry into the return of government lands to former owners of the forest reserve under the fourth republic and the declassification of parts of the reserve.
“The purpose of the inquiries would be to reserve any illegal acts perpetrated and improper gains made, by government officials under the guise of returning lands,” the statement said.
“We are also concerned that there might have been serious instances of conflict of interest and conflict of duty involving government officials and other government actors, concerning those lands” it added.
Read the full statement below