ALAVANYO, NKONYA DISPUTE CAUSES ESTABLISHMENT OF MILITARY TRAINING SCHOOL

21-12-2017


Hon. Dominic Nitiwul

The Minister for Defence, Hon. Dominic Nitiwul says his Ministry has established a Military Training Jungle and Mountain Warfare Training School at the disputed land between Alavanyo and Nkonya Traditional areas in Volta Region. The Minister was answering a question by Hon. Bernice Adiku Heloo, Member of Parliament for Hohoe, on whether the proposed Military structures on the disputed land between Alavanyo and Nkonya are in place and whether training activities have begun in the area.

 

The Minister further revealed that, the school is not functioning, as the structure is not fully completed and that the school will be completed for commissioning and operationalization in 2018, when funds become available. In the meantime some of the exercises being conducted at the Jungle warfare school will be held on the disputed land.

The proposed Military Training School is 70% structurally complete. Electrical works, water connections, access road to site and fencing of camp which is however pending completion, is a collaborated project between the Ministry of Defence and the National Security Council Secretariat.

 

The Minister also said the objective of the project is to use the camp to accommodate troops operating in the area. In the long term, the facility would be used as a camp for training of Special Forces.

 

Hon. Nitiwul, highlighted future plans of the school as envisaged by his Ministry and noted that the disputed land has a virgin forest which is suitable for the establishment of a second Jungle Warfare Training School for the military. He added that the school would become the Training Centre for the Ministry of Defense’s proposed Special Forces, when funds become available.



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