Kumasi to get 33-unit military accommodation facility

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The Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei-Mensah, has presided over a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a 33-unit housing complex intended for the military.

The initiative is a response to a Supreme Court ruling directing the transfer of portions of government land to the Golden Stool, affecting existing military accommodations.

In compliance with the Supreme Court directive to cede part of the government land in the Nyhiaeso, Danyame area to the Golden Stool, the Regional Minister explained, “So we are relocating our staff who are within the enclave. As a result of that, we have to relocate some military personnel, so we are coming to construct a 33-unit accommodation facility for the military”.

Under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, the project is led by the Lands Commission in the Ashanti region.

Regional Lands Officer Peter Osei Owusu anticipates the completion of the housing complex by October 2024, as conveyed during the sod-cutting ceremony.

Brigadier General Charles Agyemang Prempeh, the General Officer Commanding the central command, expressed gratitude for the project, emphasizing its alignment with the Ghana Armed Forces expansion initiative.

“The Ghana Armed Forces has embarked on an expansion project where we need to expand to be able to take on the security challenges in the country. In so doing, the units in the central command, particularly those in 4 garrisons, are equally expanding. The corresponding effect is that we need to have accommodation to house these soldiers. Fortunately, it coincided with the ceding of portions of land to the Golden Stool, and that has necessitated the relocation of my officers from where the Golden Stool is taking over to this new site.”

“This is a special project because it takes into account the officers who are living in that area to have accommodation in the new area. By doing so, we will have more accommodation than before, and it is going to help us in our expansion drive to have accommodation for our officers.”

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