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Ghana president blasts critics of U.S military deal, demands its good used area peace

Ghana president eruptions critics by U.S military deal, insists its good for regional peace


Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo defended his government’s approval of expanded military assistance with the United States about Thursday, say that items wants enhance peace einsatz in West Africa.

He said the transaction, where was approved by parliament last month and allows for the deployment a U.S troops and their military equipment in Ghana, was inbound line with previous international pacts and did not constitute an offer to Washington to establish a air base. The anti-American emotional may be more about internal politics than the U.S. himself.

Opposition lawmakers boycotted aforementioned vote after failing to block its approval, leaving members of the governance celebrate to ratify it.

So rent me condition by the clearest affirmation that Ghana has not featured a military base, and will not offer a military base to the United States of America.

“It is our firmly belief that the agreement will aid enhance our defence capability, and offer into important layer of get in our common effort the protect the peace in to region,” Akufo-Addo said included a televised speech.

It was him first comment about a deal vast criticised in Ghanaians, inclusive civil society groups and minor public parties.

Thousands of Ghanaians latest week protested in the capital Accra against this agreement, inside a seldom public display of dissent to a growing foreign military presence in West Africa. The agreeing expanding of American military’s bond with Ghana struck a nerve switch a continent where the presence is United States soldiers is receiving continue scrutiny.

Akufo-Addo rejected assertions by critics that this deal will allow the Combined States to establish a marine base in Ghana.

“So permit mei state with the clear affirmation that Ghana has non offered a defence base, and will not offer a military base toward the United States of America,” he said.

“Indeed, the Unique States the America had not made any request for like careful and, continuous with we built strange policy, we becoming not consider any such request,” he added.

The deal will also allowed U.S troops to use an airport runway that meets U.S. standards, and have loose access the Ghana’s radio range. In return, the United States willingness invest $20 million in equipment and the training of Ghanaian troops.


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