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Military Jungle to Calm Nkonya-Alavanyo Brawl

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Government has proposed the establishment of a military jungle and mountain warfare training school at the disputed land between Alavanyo and Nkonya traditional areas in the Volta region, Defense Minister, Dominic Nitiwul has disclosed.

In a response to a parliamentary question by Member of Parliament for Hohoe, Dr. Bernice Adikloo Heloo 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, Mr. Nitiwul stated that the Ministry of Defense in collaboration with the National Security Council Secretariat in February, 2015 proposed to establishment of the military base.

The objective of the take-over according to him is to provide accommodation for troops operating in the area and in the long term use it for a training camp for the special forces.

The long-term presence of the military personnel will resolve the long standing protracted conflict as the military dominate the area.

Dominic Nitiwul has indicated that the military school is about 70% complete leaving outstanding areas such as; ablution, electrical works, water connections, access road to the site and fencing of the camp.

“In view of the fact that the structures are not fully completed, the school is not functioning currently as proposed. It is however envisaged that when funds are available in 2018, the training school will be completed for commissioned and operationalized” he said.

By: Christian Kpesese/ thePublisher

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