Defense deal: Akufo-Addo’s clarity on ‘No military base’ timely – Rawlings

Defense deal: Akufo-Addo’s clarity on ‘No military base’ timely – Rawlings

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For him, the crux of the matter was the widely perceived military base that was known to have been agreed upon in that Defense deal, but the explanation offered by the two sides gave further clarity on the agreement.

Irrespective of the furore by a section of the public, the former leader said “the spirit of cooperation, be it military or diplomatic has always been there.”

Meanwhile, he said such details of the tenets of the agreement that warrants a second look must be re-examined by government.

President Akufo-Addo broke his silence on the much criticised US-Ghana Defense deal Thursday and expressed his outrage at the defamatory comments from his political opponents, to the effect that Ghana’s sovereignty had been mortgaged by his government and himself.

He’s affirmed, in no uncertain terms, that Ghana has “not offered a military base, and will not offer a military base to the United States of America.”

According to President Akufo-Addo, “the United States of America has not made any request for such consideration and, consistent with our established foreign policy, we will not consider any such request.”

In an address to the nation on Thursday, 5th April, 2018, the President stated that “in consideration of the realities of our circumstances and the challenges to peace in our region in our time, we have deemed it prudent to continue the Co-operation Agreement with the United States of America.”


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