General News of Wednesday, 21 March 2018
There are fears that the deal between Ghana and the US to “establish a military base in the country” could spell out doom for Ghana’s security. Security expert, Dr. Vladmir Antwi Danso, is warning that the decision by Ghana to host US troops could expose the country to terrorist attacks.
So far, America remains the major country in the world very exposed to terrorist groups like ISIS. It is for this reason that almost all countries that openly declare their allegiance to America expose themselves to terrorist attacks from the enemy of America. “Basically my worry is that today’s world is a world of chaos.
There are several global hiccups and you become a target because of that type of cooperation, and American cooperation is impacting very badly in Manila [Philippines] in Japan, in Turkey…we need to talk about all these things,” he revealed in an interaction with Joy FM. YEN.com.gh has read portions of this memo which also reveals that the agreement was finalized by the cabinet on Thursday, March 8, 2018.
Also, we are learning that this engagement between Ghana and the US started way back in the last eight months. In fact, excerpts from the agreement show that the U.S. Forces may also import into and export out of, and use in Ghana any personal property equipment supplies material technology, training or services in connection with the agreement.
This controversial decision by government to grant the US all these permits has been described by a senior Ghanaian academician and jurist, Dr Akilagpa Sawyerr, as a serious national security issue. Speaking on Joy FM, the academic revealed that this agreement with the US jeopardizes Ghana’s sovereignty as an independent country.