January 15, 2018

Minister for Defence, Dominic Nitiwul had told Parliament, government plans to  use the Alavanyo and Nkonya land in the Volta Region by taking over the property for use as the country’s second jungle warfare training school.

According to the Minister, the 94 year old land under dispute has a virgin forest which is very good and suitable for a second jungle warfare school.

He told the House, as the training school serves the purposes for the Ghana Armed Forces, as it is expected that the take-over will end the recurring killings in the area.

The objective of the project is to serve as accommodation for troops operating in the area, whiles the presence of the military personnel will help resolve the long standing protracted conflict as they dominate the area, he said.

And added that, the structurally proposed Military school is 70 percent completed leaving electrical works, water connections access road to the site and fencing of the camp.

He further pointed out that with the availability of the 2018 budget,  the training school will be completed for commissioning and operationalisation.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com