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Forestry Commission, police in tango over Achimota Forest (26 November 2014) Pg 46

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There was a confrontation between officials of the Forestry Commission (FC) and some policemen at the Achimota Forest over the right of the commission to construct a fence to protect the forest.
The FC had begun the construction of the fence last Friday to prevent further encroachment on the reserve by an estate developer.
However, the police arrived at the site claiming they were acting on the orders of the Accra Regional Police Command to stop the project.
As of 2.15 p.m last Monday when officials of the FC led a team of journalists to the site, the policemen still insisted that the place was a ‘no go’ area for even officials of the FC. One of them insisted that the Accra Regional Police Commander had instructed them not to allow anybody into the area.
But the Commercial Development Manager of the FC, Rev David Kpelle, maintained that there was no need for the FC to obtain permission from the Accra Regional Police Commander in order to show reporters the boundaries of the forest.
“Allow u…

Unpublished NSS boss granted bail

THE interdicted Executive Director of the National Service Scheme (NSS), Alhaji Imoro Alhassan, who has been accused of stealing state funds was yesterday granted bail in the sum of GH¢90 million by the Tax and Financial Division of the Accra Fast Track High Court. 
As part of his bail conditions, he is to provide three sureties, each of whom will be justified. They must collectively own properties worth GH¢1 million.
Alhassan has also been directed to surrender his passport to the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) until further notice.
He is to report himself to the BNI three days in a week and on any day that the BNI may need him to assist in investigations.
Alhassan will reappear before the court, presided over by Mr Justice Georgina Mensah-Datsa, on December 8, 2014.
He has pleaded not guilty to stealing GH¢86.9 million belonging to the state through the payment of service allowances to fictitious service persons on the NSS payroll.
During yesterday’s sitting, the Director of P…