In response to a recent Supreme Court ruling mandating the cession of government land to the Golden Stool in the Nyhiaeso, Danyame area, the Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei-Mensah, oversaw a sod-cutting ceremony marking the commencement of a crucial construction project.
The ruling impacted government accommodations, particularly those housing military personnel, prompting a swift response to address their housing needs.
The project, involving the construction of a 33-unit accommodation facility for the military, is being executed by the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources in collaboration with the Ashanti Regional Lands Commission. The strategic initiative aims to cater to the housing requirements of military personnel affected by the land cession and the subsequent relocation of government workers.
Peter Osei Owusu, the Regional Lands Officer, outlined that the project’s completion is anticipated by October 2024. The housing development aligns with broader expansion efforts within the Ghana Armed Forces, coinciding with the military’s need for additional accommodation due to increased personnel and evolving security challenges.
Brigadier General Charles Agyemang Prempeh, the General Officer Commanding the central command, expressed gratitude for the timely project. He emphasized the significance of the new accommodation in accommodating officers affected by the land cession, providing a solution that aligns with the Ghana Armed Forces’ expansion goals. The military housing project is seen as a vital component of the broader plan to address the evolving needs of the armed forces and enhance their operational capabilities.