Ghana Army Fences Burma Camp, Bundase, Afienya, other Lands after Encroachers Steal 70%
If you thought it was only your land as a private developer that is under threat, well, reports suggest the Ghana Armed Forces is facing the same problem from encroachers and has decided to fence off all its lands to stop the stealing.
The Military is lamenting for example, that Burma Camp has lost more than 70% of its residual land from the Colonial era to date, according to a presentation by Lieutenant Colonel Albert Tekyi – Deputy Director, Engineering Services of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF).
GAF has therefore commenced procedures to properly secure all of its lands to protect them from constant encroachment; by constructing fencing types of block-work, perimeter road, boundary establishments and chain-link perimeter demarcations in all Garrisons – per the Ghana Peace Journal.
Already, checks at Burma Camps shows the project is far advanced with the entire camp mow walled all the way to the Soul Clinic Bus Terminal around the traffic light going towards the Giffard Road GOIL Filling Station — a total of more tham 14 Kilometers of wall is expected to be constructed.
Same is being done across the country to secure all strategic military lands from encroachment.
Although the walling has already started as seen in Burma Camp, it was only recently launched after the work had started.
Making a presentation at a sod-cutting event on Wednesday, 1 February 2023 at the General Headquarters, Burma Camp, Lieutenant Colonel Albert Tekyi – Deputy Director, Engineering Services, GAF, said the lands, acquired during pre-colonial era, have seen a lot of encroachment – example being Burma Camp, which had a total area of 7000m², is now left with a residual land of 2000 m².
Lt Col Tekyi said for Burma Camp, there is the need to wall 14 kilometers using block work, same for the Afienya Gliding School, which has been encroached from the West Side; however, to wall the green area would preserve it for military purposes.
Bundase Training Camp (which is 60,000m²), 4 Infantry Battalion (4Bn) in Kumasi, Air Force Base, Takoradi, Afienya Gliding School, Afienya, face the same encroachment issues and will undergo same projects to protect military installation and land, while 4Bn, AFB Takoradi and Myohaung Barracks will have Chain-link fencing.
The Myohaung Barracks of 2 Infantry Battalion (2Bn) Apremdo, Takoradi, Western Region, has 60000 acres but is still threatened with encroachment issues, however, vast portions of the land is green and forestry in vegetation from the northeast and the southwest. The land being too huge to fence, a road is to be constructed around it as a perimeter road and boundary pillar markers installed.