The former National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for Akwatia Constituency ,Baba Jamal has described the ruling government as “substandard government with substandard cabinet ” destroying the entire country with ill-thought out decisions.
According to the former lawmaker ,the recent controversial US -Military Pact approved by Cabinet is one of the numerous bad decisions taken by the Akufo-Addo Cabinet.
He said, it is therefore not surprising that several decisions by cabinet in the short period in office by this government have backfired saying it is manifestation of inept handling of the state by the government despite its unprecedented large size.
Marvelling at cabinet’s approval of that agreement, Baba Jamal said the decision executed by the Akufo-Addo administration makes nonsense of their claim of love for the country.
“Today they’ve mangled Ghana to the point that they want to even now give it to the US free of charge.” he told a cross-section of students at a handing over ceremony by the Tertiary Education Institutions Network( TEIN) -NDC party wing at the Koforidua Technical University on Friday March 24,2018.
Despite massive public protest against the deal which many including the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) described as “dangerous” and a sale of Ghana’s sovereignty ,one sided Parliament (Majority member) on Friday night ratified the controversial military pact between Ghana and the United States after the Minority staged a walk out.
The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) MPs staged the walk out after the caucus leader, Haruna Iddrisu stated his side’s reservations over the agreement known on the floor.
The agreement was brought before the House for consideration and ratification after the joint-committee on Defence and Interior, Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs of Parliament gave it a greenlight.
The Ghana/US Defence deal will see the US authorities set up a military base in Ghana and also have unrestricted access to a host of facilities and wide-ranging tax exemptions to the United States Military. Kojo Ansah