GHANAIAN GROUP THREATENS MORE PROTESTS AGAINST GHANA-U.S. MILITARY DEAL
ACCRA, Ghana, – A Ghanaian civil group said, it will organise a series of demonstrations, against the Defence Cooperation Agreement (DCA) between Ghana and the United States.
Convener for Ghana First Patriotic Front (GFPF), Edem Agbana, told an Accra-based radio station, its members were getting ready for another massive demonstration.
The protest, he said, is intended to compel the Ghanian government to withdraw the agreement it has entered into, with the U.S. government.
The deal has raised fears that it would allow the United States, access to Ghana’s radio spectrum and that it contained other terms that could encroach upon Ghana’s sovereignty.
“We will continue to let Ghanaians understand the agreement and how dangerous it is to the interest of Ghana,” he said.
Agbana observed, the country’s president, Nana Akufo-Addo, failed to address concerns raised by the group, before they organised their first protest.
Akufo-Addo in an address, following public fury against the DCA, debunked assertions that the United States wants to establish a military base in Ghana, saying, the government approved the agreement as it posed no threat to the sovereignty of the West African country.
Meanwhile, leading members of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), have described the address as empty, saying, it did not address the concerns of Ghanaians.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK