The controversy over the intent to destroy the Achimota Forest is deepening with strange claims by the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources.
The Ministry says that the forest is not for sale and that the plan is to turn it into an amusement center.
The Amusement center, will have a car park, restaurants, a shopping mall, prayer camp, a hotel and other facilities. The question is, given the size of the forest how can all these facilities be built there without destroying the only forest belt in Accra.
Mr. Inusah Fuseini, Minister for Lands and Natural Resources says that claims that the Forest is for sale are false.
However those opposed to the destruction of the Forest have not claimed that it us for sale. All that they insist on is that the Forest should not be destroyed. Dr. Kwasi Nduom, former Minister in the Kufuor administration insist “the Achimota Forest must remain a forest.”
Nana Akomea, former Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) says the destruction of the forest will have adverse effects on the geography of Accra.
Part of Mr. Fusein’s defence is that the Mahama administration is only continuing what the Kufuor Government started.
The preservation of the Achimota Forest has become a key objective of The Insight.
Source: The Insight
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