FULL LIST: All the 75 properties contained in Sir John’s will

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The will of the former CEO of the Forestry Commission, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, has come under intense scrutiny.

It is a long list of 75 properties including houses, parcels of land, bank accounts, investments, businesses, guns and clothes.

Mr Afriyie, popularly known as Sir John,  became the General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) from 2010 to 2014.

His will has raised public concerns following the discovery that he owned lands in the Achimota Forest. This is because president Akufo-Addo recently signed an executive instrument that said part of the Achimota Forest was no longer a forest reserve.

Critics said the move was a ploy to get the land into the hands of the ruling elite, an accusation the government vehemently denies. Sir John’s ownership of parcels of lands in the Achimota Forest appears to heighten the deep-seated mistrust of the government and its actions.

Some have also said owning the lands could amount to a conflict of interest on the part of Sir John who was the CEO of the Forestry Commission from March 2017 until his demise on July 1, 2020.

Here’s a full list of the properties in Sir John’s will as compiled by The Fourth Estate:

HOUSES

  1. House on plot number GA54480 located in Ogbojo, East Legon, and acquired on February 12, 2018
  2. House on plot number GA 55329 located at Oyarifa No. 2, acquired on May 11, 2018
  3. House plot number GA 55475 located at Oyarifa No.1, acquired on September 27, 2017
  4. House on plot number GA 5881 located at Adjiringanor, Accra, (white House), acquired on August 7, 2019.
  5. A 6-bedroom house located at Patangbe, Ogbojo, near East Legon.
  6. A  4-bedroom house located in Mempeheusem, East Legon

7. A 3-bedroom house on plot number TDA 4140 located in Mempehuesem, East Legon

8. Another 3-bedroom house on plot number TDA 4140 located in Mempehuesem, East Legon

9.  A 4-bedroom house on plot number GA56838 located in East Legon and acquired on October 25, 2018

10. A 5-bedroom house located in Sakora Wonoo

11. A 4-storey building located in East Legon, with 10 apartments, each apartment consisting of 3-bedrooms; and five apartments, each consisting of two bedrooms.

LANDS

12. Two plots of land located in Ahenema Kokoben in the Ashanti Region

13. Two plots of land with registration number GA56921 located in Oyarifa, which were acquired on November 6, 2018.

14. A 5.541-acre land located in Achimota Forest held in the name of Jakaypros Limited

15. A 0.987-acre land located in Achimota Forest held in the name of Fasoh Limited

16. Unspecified piece of land located in the Achimota Forest jointly owned with Charles Owusu

17. An unspecified piece of land held in the name of DML located in the Achimota forest

18. A 5.07-acre land at the Ramsar site, Sakumono

19. Five plots of land located at Millenium city, Kasoa

20. One plot of land with certificate number GA60802, located at Mempeheusem, East Legon, acquired on December 13, 2019.

21. Two plots of land approximately of 0.40acres located at No.7 ARS Lane, Ogbojo, near East legon

22. One plot of land near the Chain Homes Estate at East Airport Hills.

23. A piece of land numbered plot 139 located within the Adentaman District (aka Aviation land).

PRIVATE VEHICLES

24. Lexus LX570

25. Ford Fusion

26. Lexus V6

27. Nissan Titan Pick Up V8

28. Mercedes Benz E68 Sport AMG

29. Honda Pilot V6

30. Honda Accord Sport

31. Toyota Landcruiser V8

32. Ford 150

33. Honda Accord 2.0 Touring

34. Toyota Rav 4, 2019 model

35. Chevrolet Cruze

36. Lexus Saloon Car, 2019 model

GUNS

37. Five pump-action guns

42. Clothing

 

BANK ACCOUNTS

43. National Investment Bank, account no. 1802092960501

44. CBG, account no. 0302239130003

45. GT Bank- in the name of Ruth Korkor Odonkor

46. GT Bank-in the name of Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie

47. Fidelity Bank, account no. 1060032907210

48. ADB, in the name of Jakaypros Limited

49. United States Bank, Wells Fargo, in the name of Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie

50. Canadian Bank Account, Royal Bank, in the name of Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie

INVESTMENTS

51. ADB: Two million cedis (2,000,000.00), expected to mature in April 2020.

52. Two hundred and fifty thousand Ghana cedis (GHc 250,000) with NTHC which stood at GHc 303,720.22 as at July 31, 2019.

53. Joint gold production investment with Francis Owusu

Joint ownership in gold production investment with:

54. ROTL,

55. FASOH

56. MBL

HOSPITAL

57. Afriyie Memorial Hospital, located at Sakora Wonoo

OTHER BUSINESSES

58. A fuel Station located at Kentinkrono in the Ashanti region

59. Fuel tanker vehicles (10 in number)

69. One teak plantation located at Nkawie in the Ashanti Region

70. Rubber plantation located in the Eastern Region

71 Stalls located at the new Kejetia market, Kumasi (3 in number)

74. Farms at Ejura in the Ashanti Region.

Editor’s Note:

The initial publication left out properties that Sir John gave to Agnes Boakye (aka Akosua Darkoah) while he was alive.

They are;

75. A house at East Legon Hills

  1. A house in Kumasi, Ashanti region
  2. Vehicles (numbering two 2)                                                                      80. A store at Kejetia Market

65 COMMENTS

  1. God will punish kwadwo afriyie sir John even in his death stealing Ghanaians money to have all this alone all this properties will catch fire Ghanaians are suffering but look at what one person is having you will suffer even in ur death

    • This is sad, call to service in Ghana implies the opportunity to amass wealth.
      Masses are suffering in this country and all what this poli-trikcians do is loot the country’s resources. You will die and leave this wealth people!
      Rather better the system and your name will forever be remembered by prosterity than striving to enrich your families.
      All these properties just in the space of time he assumed office, did he really have anything before then?
      Really a sad day in Ghana. Kudos fourth estate!

  2. It’s quite amazing sir john acquiring 99% of his properties after been appointed as CEO of forestry commission. Eeeiii Ghana, this is what he used his office in achieving, instead of helping the poor youths of Ghana. I had friends working under forestry commission who were not been paid for months. And he was busy acquiring properties. God will punish you Forever.

  3. This is sad, call to service in Ghana implies the opportunity to amass wealth.
    Masses are suffering in this country and all what this poli-trikcians do is loot the country’s resources. You will die and leave this wealth people!
    Rather better the system and your name will forever be remembered by prosterity than striving to enrich your families.
    All these properties just in the space of time he assumed office, did he really have anything before then?
    Really a sad day in Ghana. Kudos fourth estate!

  4. Looking at the year some of these properties were acquired, the wise ones will get it. Ghanaians we are in deep trouble.

  5. This is just for the forestry minister. The finance minister’s own will soon drop.
    We are so lame in this country that we don’t thoroughly investigate
    this ministers and head of states even before they get to power and after they are out of office.

  6. Adwoa Adobea-Owusu thank you. You should know, however, that one could have acquired his / her property through gifts etc by now deceased parents etc.
    You should also note that Sir John having been a lawyer could have owned certain properties before 2017.
    Publishing these is not of any journalistic standard. One day some unethical journalist would also publish some things about you.
    Regards.

    • It is people like you, who are wrecking the nation. I won’t be surprised if you have nothing to your name. Look at how you are defending Sir John’s nonsense.

  7. Are all these a reality? Hmmmmmm.
    If it’s True, then I have a question, WHAT ABOUT THOSE POLITICIANS AND GOVERNMENT APPOINTEES, we don’t know about????????
    If it’s true, then POLITICS IS A NATIONAL DRAIN ON OUR FRAGILE ECONOMY.
    POLITICS, is TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE MAJORITY by a FEW INDIVIDUALS.

  8. Wickedness ooo. Can you imagine that 95% of this properties were acquired within a space of 3-4 years after they came into power. Ghana is indeed in trouble. I pity my Ga people.

  9. Why should Ghanaians do this to an innocent dead person?
    Do u people know what it takes to be Lawyer??
    The late Sir John was not just an ordinary lawyer but an astute one
    To have acquired these properties over the years shows how hardworking he was.

    • You are very funny! I want you to go back and read all the properties again and read your comment again. What lawyer acquires such properties even if he has served for 20 years or more? Sometimes I wonder how some Africans think, shameful. This man is a thief

  10. Special procecutor must take intereste in this. And all appointees must declare there accets. Mother Ghana in seriously bleeding.

  11. After all this property, pesin don die go, shay na pesin think say na him na oga…… piipole dey colla-pass for honga, piipole dey sit unda tree dey learn, shebi na u get forest power dey cot bushland give sef….na u dey there…..till we meet again Sir John (naaaaa that no go hoppen sake of I dey go different place….na heaven I dey go….for u …u don do all yor njoyment for earth so make u go dey rest for the order side kuuuulermmmmm)

  12. How many of these things has he carry to the grave? Yes, i know you will say, he has willed them to his family but they will also not carry them to the grave. It’s all vanity!!! Amassing wealth at the expense of the citizenry. God is watching!!! GREEDY BASTARDS!!!!!

  13. Whom to be trusted in Ghanaian politicians? Very disappointed in ghana politicians. One by one, God will punish all the greedily once.

  14. Repent or Perish
    13 There were some present at that very time who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2 And he answered them, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered in this way? 3 No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. 4 Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them: do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others who lived in Jerusalem? 5 No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.”(Luke 13:1-5)

  15. A Good name is better than riches.

    Matthew 16:26
    For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?

  16. What pity? 🙄
    NPP and their government are scammer’s
    Shame on his dead body wherever he is.
    God punish all the fraudsters in the government. Wicked politicians
    God hammer you all.
    Nonsensical speculations.

  17. Small problem though. The date on the will is 2/8/21 . Sir John died 1/7/20. How does a dead man make a will? I may be legally illiterate. Can I get an explanation?

  18. Greed to its zenith. Even market stalls which can help to poor to survive are being grabbed by politicians. God have mercy. What exactly do they need in this world?

  19. All these for one person, what at all is happening here in Ghana? The politicians are only aiming at feeling their pockets without thinking about the poor and powerless tax payer.

  20. If Sir John is dead and cannot respond to this issue, is Charles Owusu, with whom sir John owned some parcels in the forest not still alive? Why hasn’t he been picked? Why is no one talking about him?

    Those companies that own the lands with Sir John are still operating. Not so? What is being done about them?

  21. This is simply mind boggling. My question is how did he even keep track of all these properties, and what exactly was he doing with them? Greed must be a type of sickness, maybe mental illness. With all these he couldn’t prevent himself from dying?

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