The Minister of Defence Dominic Nitiwul has said it will be in the interest of former President John Mahama to vacate any “disputed” military land he is currently occupying.
He advised that Mr. Mahama’s continuous stay on such land will dent his image as a former leader who was once the Commander-In-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces , adding ““I’m advising him that if I were him I won’t live there.”
According to the Defence Minister, where Mahama is occupying is supposed to serve as a boundary between civilians and the military. He, however, failed to mention the location of the land.
“I want to advice the former president that he should look for a place and leave because it’s a dent on him. It’s not good for him. He was a president and he should leave there. He should have protected the Armed Forces. I’m talking of former President Mahama and I won’t say no more. That can’t happen any longer; not under this watch,” Mr Nitiwul cautioned at a media encounter on Thursday.
Nitiwul likewise warned former government appointees occupying military lands to leave those enclave since they are under dispute.
“The way Armed Forces land were handled I’m not happy about it. We decided to sell some lands including some top politicians. And it’s a shame. It’s not good. Within two years we sold every piece of land over 300 acres of land to individuals,” he added.