General News of Friday, 23 March 2018
Deputy General Secretary of the main opposition National Democratic Congress [NDC], Koku Anyidoho has said his outfit will resist attempt by President Akufo-Addo and his NPP government ”to sell Ghana to the United States of America” with respect to the Ghana-US military pact.
Rife reports in the media on Monday March 19 suggested that the US military was due to establish its base in Ghana, a decision the minority in parliament has strongly objected to, stressing that the agreement with the US government would result in undermining Ghana’s sovereignty.
Under the agreement, the government will allow the US military unfettered access to some facilities close to the Kotoka International Airport.
The facilities will be a storehouse where military equipment will be stored for exclusive use by the US military.
But according to the vociferous NDC secretary, ”Ghana doesn’t belong to Akufo-Addo nor Akyeam people same way it doesn’t belong to Ken Ofori Atta and his family, people like Kwame Nkrumah fought for the country 61 years ago to be where we are today so we won’t sit here and allow Nana Addo send us back to slavery”.
Speaking on Abusua Nkommo hosted by Austine Woode, Koku Anyidoho argued that Ghana has suffered a lot of slavery years back and does not intend to experience such barbaric treatment again hence calling on President Akufo-Addo to be bold and rescind the decision on the US military deal.
Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) at presser on Thursday March 22 suggested that the American government has influenced President Akufo-Addo with an award, favourable comments and promise of aid hence his “indecent haste” to ratify an unfavourable military agreement between the two countries.
However, government says the Minority in Parliament is being hypocritical in its stance over Ghana-US Military cooperation agreement which has become a subject of controversy since Monday.