Osu Stool denies making comments on Achimota Forest issues

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The Osu Stool has denied making comments on the ongoing issues surrounding the Achimota Forest.

The stool asked the general public to disregard comments that have been made purportedly coming from them.

A statement they issued said “The attention of the Osu Stool has been drawn to statements purportedly made in its name on matters in respect of the Achimota Forest and wish to state categorically that the Osu Stool has not made any public statement on the matter.

“We wish to advise the media and all concerned agencies and institutions to be wary of publishing commentary from, or having discussions with persons claiming to be representing the Osu Stool but who have no such mandate.

“We have particularly noted statements made by Nii Nortey Asumuah IV, the indefinitely suspended Osu Kinkawe Oshiahene and Nii Oti Abankrah, alleged spokesperson of the Osu stool.

“We wish to state that these comments were not authroiused by the Osu Stool and the two individuals have no mandate to speak for either the Osu Stool or Osu Traditional Council.”

President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo signed an EI to declassify portions of the Achimoat Forest reserve.

This means that those portions are no longer going to be part of the forest reserve.

“The District Land Use and Spatial Planning Authority with jurisdiction over the land specified in the schedule, shall, within three months after the coming into force of this instrument, prepare for the approval of the Minister [of Lands], a master plan for the development of the land specified in the schedule,” the document said.

The development created controversy on social media with some indicating the forest reserve has been sold.

Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel Abu Jinapor dismissed reports that the Forest reserve in Accra has been sold.

He said the natural resource was not for sale and would not be sold.

By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana

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