The Ghana Armed Forces(GAF) has refuted claims that it has released a portion of Burma Camp land to the La Traditional Council for development.
This follows a media report that alleged the La Traditional Council had taken notice of 114 Acres of land by the government during a ceremony performed to signify the reclamation of the said land.
A statement from GAF, dated September 26, 2023, said it has not received any directives from the Ministry of Defence to release the Burma Camp land to the 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.
“Whereas the Ghana Armed Forces look forward to a peaceful resolution of the matter through the Committee’s work by government, it takes exception to the premature announcement made by the La Traditional Council as it has the potency of breaching the existing cordial relations between the Ghana Armed Forces and the La Traditional Council,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, it acknowledged that there are ongoing discussions by a committee appointed by the Minister of Lands to deliberate and recommend possible solutions to the land issue.
Below is the full statement by the Ghana Armed Forces