NDC, first contracted the military partnership agreement with US in 1998 , another in 2015 under John mahama, and supervised its secret operations
NDC, first contracted the military partnership agreement with US in 1998 , another in 2015 under John mahama, and supervised its secret operations cumulatively for 16 years.
This is nothing new, but these NDC liars and propagandists want Ghanaians to believe that.
GHANA AND US SECURITY AGREEMENT
1.The agreement we are talking about was first signed in 1998 and recently in 2015 by NDC’s Hannah Tetteh and is now only up for renewal.
2. Unlike the 2015 episode which was rather shrouded in secrecy, in this instance the government has gone through extensive consultation and even laid it before parliament for the entire nation to see.
3. It is therefore the height of hypocrisy for the Minority to pretend this is either new or secret.
4. Secondly, the agreement is not to establish a base but rather to contribute to enhanced security cooperation between the USA and Ghana.
5. Please it is an absolute lie that the United States government is planning to establish a military base in Ghana.
6. Senegal, Kenya and Rwanda all have this agreement with the US.
7. We should commend the Akufo-Addo’s government for sending this agreement to parliament, as it was never than by the NDC in the case of a similar agreement in 2015 and the GITMO 2.
8. The Defence Minister should be applauded for his tenacity to ensure that due process is followed, as this agreement has been on his table since Feb 2017.
9. Unlike NDC’s agreement with the US, Nitiwul made sure that, this agreement passed through the various consultation stages. The Draft Agreement was variously reviewed by the Attorney General’s (AG’s) Department. Other State Agencies, namely; Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration (MOF ARI), Ministry of Finance (MOF), Attorney-General’s Department, Ministry of the Interior (Mal), National Security and the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), made inputs into the Graft Agreement in order to ensure that it reflected the true interest of the country, during its preparation.
10. We should note that, the financial implication for Ghana as far as this Agreement is concerned has to do with the exemptions from the payment of taxes to be accorded US personnel under it (the Agreement). This however, is within the ambit of the Parliament of the Republic of Ghana, which will act in the interest of the country.
11. This year, the United States of America is investing over $20 million in training and equipment for the Ghanaian armed forces. Ghana is also once again preparing to train U.S forces – as it did in 2017. The United States and Ghana are planning joint security exercises in 2018, which require access to Ghanaian bases by US participants and those from other nationals when included.