The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has denied reports in the media that it has released 114 acres of land reclaimed by the La Traditional Council from the government.
This was contained in a statement issued by GAF.
According to GAF, attention has been drawn to a publication in the media claiming that it has released the said acres of land to the Traditional Council.
It said that though the government is looking into the matter, no order has been given for the land in question to be released to the council.
“The Ghana Armed Forces High Command has
cited a media report in which the La Traditional
Council is claiming that the government has
released 114 Acres of Burma Camp Lands to
them for development. This claim was made by
the La Traditional Council during a ceremony
which was performed to signify the reclamation of the said land.
“The Military High Command wishes to
acknowledge that there are ongoing
discussions by a committee set up by the
Minister for Lands and Natural Resources to
deliberate and recommend possible measures
to resolve the land issue.
“However, the Ghana Armed Forces has not
received any directives from the Ministry of
Defence, which is our supervising Ministry,
directing that the land should be released to the La Traditional Council. Neither has any
government agency directed the Ghana Armed Forces to release any land to any Traditional Authority. Indeed, those lands remain a critical need of the Ghana Armed Forces for the preservation of State security,” parts of the statement said.
Read the full statement below