The Ghana Armed Forces High Command has reacted to claims that it has released a portion of its Burma Camp land to the La Traditional Council.
This follows media reports that government has released 114 Acres of Burma Camp Lands to the La Traditional Council for development as asserted by the latter.
A statement issued by the GAF High said: “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 acknowledged 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.”
It, however, indicated that it has not received any directives from the Ministry of Defence, which is its 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,” the statement stressed.
It, therefore, advised the “general public to stay away from all Ghana Armed Forces lands, particularly the Burma Camp lands.”