$20m too small for Ghana’s sovereignty – Minority lashes government

A section of the Minority in Parliament

The Minority in Parliament has criticised the government over its military agreement with the US administration, saying it amounts to an overthrow of Ghana’s sovereignty.

The opposition lawmakers said the deal, which grants unrestrained access to the US military, undermines the country’s authority.

Defence Minister, Dominic Nitiwul has laid before Parliament the government’s agreement with the US to allow the military of the global superpower access to some strategic facilities in Ghana.

He said the sum of $20million would be given to the Ghana Armed Forces as part of the regular support, dismissing reports the US military will be establishing a base in the country.

But the Minority in a statement Tuesday said the amount quoted, ostensibly to come to Ghana under the deal is disproportionate to the one the US stands to gain.

“We fail to see how this amount can qualify as the direct benefit that we are deriving as a nation from this agreement which is so disproportionally skewed in favour of the United States of America,” Minority leader Haruna Iddrisu said.

 

Source: myjoyonline

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