There are no documents indicating Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, also known as Sir John, owned portions of land at the Achimota Forest, the Lands Commission has said.
It was alleged on Monday that the immediate former Chief Executive Officer for the Forestry Commission owned over 6 acres of Achimota Forest Land.
These acres were to be inherited by the successors of the late Sir John per portions of the Will sighted and shared by the Fourth Estate.
Yaw Amoateng Afriyie, Eva Akua Afriyie, Ivy Akua Afriyie, Elizabeth Asare Boateng (aka Mother) will each receive an acre of the land.
But the Executive Secretary of the Lands Commission, James Dadson, on Monday, told the Lands and Natural Resources Ministry, the said portions do not belong to Sir John.
â€œThere is nothing in our records concerning that. What you read is what I have read. We donâ€™t have anything recorded here for Sir John as far as our records are concerned.â€
The Lands Ministry paid a visit to the Greater Accra Regional office of the Lands Commission to assess the damage Saturdayâ€™s downpour had caused.
The basement of the new building was heavily submerged in water. It was reported that hundreds of documents, computers, and scanners at the Head Office were destroyed by the flood.
But the fears of citizens have been assuaged.
All land documents at the Lands Commission Accra Regional office are safe and intact, according to Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, responsible for Lands and Forestry, Benito Owusu-Bio.
â€œYes, it is true the rain got into the building from the construction site next door but upon inspection on arrival to verify the reports, nothing has been destroyed as most documents were safely placed on shelves above floor level.â€
Source: The Independent Ghana