A former Aide to the late Sir John, Charles Owusu has opened up about the will of the late former General Secretary for the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).
According to him, he will not comment on issues surrounding his late boss’ will, especially issues regarding plots of land at Achimota Forest allotted to some family members.
The Former Director of Operations at the Forestry Commission says he will rather wait for the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources Investigation into the matter before he comments.
To him, it is no right to discuss the will of a deceased and therefore he is shocked that the will of the astute Lawyer has been leaked on social media and is being discussed.
Charles Owusu did not confirm or deny whether he is the said Charles Owusu who jointly owns a parcel of land with Sir John at the Achimota forest.
He said since Sunday, his phone has been buzzing with calls from persons close to his former boss and had decided not to comment on it but had to speak in order to tell the Ghanaian public to exercise patience.
Parts of Sir John’s Will
“I give my land situate at the Achimota Forest in the name of Jakaypro Limited and measuring 5.541 acres to the following persons forever.
–Yaw Amoateng Afriyie -One (1) acre
— Eva Akua Afriyie One (1) acre
–Ivy Akua Afriyie One (1) acre
–Elizabeth Asare Boateng (aka Mother) One (1) acre
–Michael Owusu 1.541 acres
Page 5 of the will states “I give my land also situate at the Achimota Forest in the name of Fasoh Limited and measuring 0.987acres to my nephews Michael Owusu, Yaw Boadu and Kwabena Amoateng forever”.
Adding that “I jointly own a piece of land at Achimota Forest with Charles Owusu. Upon my demise, my portion of the said land should be given to Ruth Korkor Odonkor”.
Sir John on that same page said “I give my portion of land that jointly own at the Achimota Forest in the name of DML Limited to Elizabeth Asare Boateng who at the time of making this will is domiciled in the USA forever.”
“I give my land situated at the Ramsar area at Sakumono in the Greater Accra Region and measuring 5.07 acres to my sisters Abena Saah and her children, Comfort Amoateng and her children, Abena Konadu and Juliet Akua Arko and her children on equal share basis forever,” the will states.
Ministry’s Statement Investigating Plot of land at Achimota Forest allotted to Sir John’s Family
The attention of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has been drawn to a document making the rounds on social media, which alleges that the late former Chief Executive Officer of the Forestry Commission, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, had included portions of the Achimota Forest in his Will, and given out same to individuals who are said to be related to him.
The Ministry takes a very serious view of the allegations, and has requested for all documents relating to the lands in question, as part of an initial inquiry to ascertain the veracity of the claims.
Considering that the issues that form the basis of the allegations predate the tenure of the current Minister, Hon. Samuel A. Jinapor, MP, it is important that he is seized with the full facts to enable him take appropriate action, if, indeed, there is any merit in the claims.
The Ministry assures the general public and the good people of Ghana that it will ensure that the national interest is protected at all times, especially in matters pertaining to the Achimota Forest.