Burma Camp

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Fifth Battalion
Active1957
CountryGhana
AllegianceGhana Armed Forces
BranchAll military force
TypeInfantry
Part ofSouthern Command
Garrison/HQBurma Camp
PatronBurma
Burma Camp walls

Burma Camp is the headquarters of the Ghana Armed Forces[1] and the Ghanaian Ministry of Defence. The camp is in Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana. It retains notoriety and fear from previous Ghanaian military regimes, when civilians who entered the camp might not re-emerge.[2] It was the site of fighting during the June 1979 coup that placed Jerry Rawlings in power. Burma Camp has twenty-four (24) schools, with a learner population of 14,712[3].These are where most of the military kids attend their elementary and high school.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ghana Armed Forces". www.gaf.mil.gh/. Retrieved 12 August 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Teri McConville et al, 'Defence Management, The Structural Underpinning of Democracy: A Case Study from Africa,' 11.
  3. ^ February 2020 "Ghana Armed Forces" Check |url= value (help).