The Minister of Defence Dominic Nitiwul has accused former president John Mahama of occupying a military land.
Mr. Nitiwul has therefore advised Mahama to leave the “disputed” land since it does not augur well for a former Commander-In-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces.
“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,” the MP for Bimbilla counselled the former president at a media encounter on Thursday.
He added: “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.
He further stated it is not under his powers to order Mahama out of the land.
Nitiwul also accused other former government appointees of occupying military lands, urging them to leave those lands 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.
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.”