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General News of Thursday, 7 December 2017


Mahama must hand over military land now – Nitiwul warns

The minister of Defence Mr. Dominic Nitiwul is accusing former president Mahama of allocating to himself a piece of land belonging to the military.

According to the Defence Minister in an interaction with the media, former President Mahama has joined a list of former government officials who have grabbed state lands without following due diligence.

“I want to advise 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,” He stated.

According to the Bimbilla MP, all other past government officials must also vacate the disputed lands as a matter of urgency.

“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

He has served notice to all those occupying disputed military lands to vacate by “December 31 and find a new home. We are not in business to demolish new houses. It’s an opportunity to move. We’ll not relent in making sure that people occupying lands illegally to move.”