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Ghana Institute of Foresters cautions against de-classification of Achimota Forest

Ghana Institute of Foresters cautions against de-classification of Achimota Forest

Ghana News, World News
The Ghana Institute of Foresters (GIF) has cautioned the government not to go ahead with its plans to de-reserve part of the Achimota Forest as it could cause the country to lose more urban forest reserves. The Institute, instead wants the government to keep the urban forests as public lands to safeguard the vital environmental services they provide. According to the GIF, with most of Ghana's forest reserves having not been compensated for, de-reserving part of the Achimota Forest will cause owners of other forest reserves to demand the release of their lands to them. In a statement issued by the GIF on June 1, 2022, the President of the Institute, Professor S.K. Oppong, admonished the government as to as matter of urgency, withdraw E.I, 144 that sought to de-reserve portion of t...

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