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Opinions of Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Columnist: Ato Kwamena Dadzie

The Outsider: Touch not the forest... and the "woodlot"

Government has made its position clear: there are no plans to sell off the Achimota Forest. All well and good. But I am not convinced. First, there is the cock-and-bull story of a certain Nii Owu, the supposed original owner the property, demanding his land back.

Then there is the information minister’s claim that there is a certain “woodlot” which must be differentiated from the “forest”. In other words, Nii Owu’s land – which government is allegedly thinking of giving back to him is a “woodlot” which is not part of the “forest”. Nice try, Mr. Minister. But I don’t buy it! Click here to read full article