Some residents of Bole in the Savannah Region have expressed worry over the likely beating of young men at the least provocation as well as the impregnating of their sisters in the Bole community by the soldiers that will be stationed in a military camp that will be built soon.
A number of Residents have therefore called on the Bolewura and his Chiefs and the political leaders of Bole to come into an agreement with the military before accepting the their camp in the community.
A popular young man in Bole Amin Jajah told Bole based Nkilgi FM that there is nothing wrong with building a military camp in the community because it will help protect Ghana’s borders but said their fear is living with soldiers in who will easily beat people at the they may may deemed indisciplined. Amin Jajah further said unlike the police who they have a good rapport with and who have understanding, soldiers believe in “do before you complain” and so they are afraid they might resort to some actions that will not augur well for peaceful coexistence between them and the Bole community.
The vociferous Amin Jajah said Bole has already witnessed a situation in which some soldiers that were brought to Bole to protect the Ghana- Cote D’ivoire border beat people for no apparent reason and that there was a situation in which residents of Bole were beaten for simply trying to go to toilet on the outskirts of the Bole town.
Amin Jajah also said he is worried that that the soldiers will date and impregnating their sisters in the Bole community and when anyone complain they come together and beat the person.
Amin Jajah made these comments after the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Bole Madam Veronica Alele Heming has disclosed on Nkilgi FM that Bole has been selected as a site for the erecting of structures for a military camp which will be owned and operated by the military to facilitate their training and other operations.
Speaking on the morning show (Kokokiliyakoo) of Bole based Nkilgi FM on 9th June, 2020, the Chairperson of the Bole District Security Committee explained that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government has decided to station a military training school and a military base in the Savannah Region and that Bole has been selected for the military base while Daboya in the North Gonja District of the Savannah Region has been selected for the military training school.
“There have been a number of consultations and engagements with the Chiefs and stakeholders to get the military base sited in the Bole area and that there is available land for the military camp. She said the Chiefs of Bole have already allocated land for the military camp whic will be on the Bole to Chache border road”; the DCE said.
The Bole DCE further said the military have already sent their people to measure the land after which pre- fabricated metals will be brought down for the fencing and putying up of other structures in the camp.