The name of late former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Forestry Commission, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, a.k.a, Sir John, is trending on social media.
He is alleged to have willed portions of the Achimota Forest to individuals believed to be his relatives.
A photograph of a particular page of the will, which has been widely circulated on social media, has sparked huge public criticism of Ghanaian politicians. Some people are alleging that the reason for government declassifying part of the Forest as a reserve is to legalise such allocations.
Although the Lands Ministry has launched a probe into the claims, many Twitter users have shared their views on the matter.
Below are some reactions:
You’ve seen only 1 page of Sir John’s will and you are screaming. @fourthestategh (The Fourth Estate) has all the pages. Keep refreshing this page. It will blow your mind.— Manasseh Azure Awuni (@Manasseh_Azure) May 23, 2022
The late Sir John’s full Will. pic.twitter.com/a37d6cy2k2— 3.142 (@lips_pi) May 23, 2022
The next NDC government should investigate and prosecute Sir John if possible— Listowel Mensah (AK-0000317) (@Listo_Mens) May 23, 2022
It must be in the record books for the next generation to know the thievery he perpetrated on Ghanaians.
This is Sir John and Charles Owusu oo. Imagine Bediatuo, Gabby and Nana Addo. They borrow data worth of 3 cedis and come and defend. pic.twitter.com/V7vW65d2nh— NanaYaa Prempeh (@PrempehNanayaa) May 22, 2022
Sir John’s kind of will is answering the question why children and relatives of politicians in power, never complain or feel affected by the hardship Ghanaians go through.— Marreka Ⓜ️ (@Ebenezer_Peegah) May 23, 2022
Prof. PLO Lumumba said it all. “One politician owns more than his entire village”pic.twitter.com/md59gmnnFB
If this is Sir John’s Will, then guess the rest of his colleagues in higher positions😭— CORROSIVE RULE 👿🇬🇭 (@yawdevil_) May 23, 2022
The other twelve pages of Sir John’s will is mind blowing. I screamed Jesus when I got to page 2 😭😭— MINGLE🇬🇭 (@mingle_tweets) May 23, 2022
This is the last WILL of the Late Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie (A.K.A Sir John). Read points d, e & f. Dont forget that Sir John was the Head of the Forestry Commission before his demise. They have shared the lands already.— Yayra Koku (@YayraKoku) May 22, 2022
Ghana is in a MESS… pic.twitter.com/B42vWTTBxf
Why is Sir John naming his PA in his will and even giving him lands? This just doesn’t make sense . It’s shocking 😂— YKGH (@YouKnowGhana) May 22, 2022
The will of Sir John teaches us many great lessons. Sharing top 2 lessons learnt;— J.O (@MrDodoojnr) May 23, 2022
1.We came with nothing, and will surely go with nothing.
2. For all the material things we acquire on earth, we will leave it right here.
Vanity upon vanity, all is vanity!!
So what will we tell our kids in the light of this Sir John saga. That we saw Ghana being sold and stolen and we kept quiet? Is that our legacy as the youth of Ghana?— Dazota (@AganaFrancis) May 23, 2022
Abu Jinapor was saying the Achimota forest has not being sold and it wont be sold, something wey Sir John has already share give en nephew nuh😭😢— CORROSIVE RULE 👿🇬🇭 (@yawdevil_) May 23, 2022
Sir John will mpo nie na Ghana Pharaoh’s own 😂💔, he go give Akosombo Dam to his wife 😂😂😫— Alpha SarkCess 💎〽 (@AlphaSarkces) May 23, 2022
I see plenty Sir John for the TL, I figa he resurrect sef, not knowing people wake up 5 AM dey discuss someone en poppy en will, Bibinii paaaa bey33 de3n wc wiase😂— Twilight🇬🇭🏴☠️ (@the_marcoli_boy) May 23, 2022
The Late Sir John literally acquired most of his landed properties & houses between 2017&’20 – 1st term of the Akufo-Addo administration— DHAMIE ON STARR FM (@OnlyDhamie_) May 23, 2022
Just imagine what other government officials have amassed. They surely have portions of the Achimota Forest as well. As for Michael Owusu 🤦🏽♂️
According to @fourthestategh, Sir John had about 13 houses. This includes a 4-storey building in East Legon with 10 3-bedroom apartments and 5 2-bedroom apartments. And that’s just houses!— Kwaku Krobea Asante (@KK_Asante) May 23, 2022
There are lands including one at Achimota forest, businesses, investments, cars, hospital
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