Pulse.com.gh logo
Go


Military Pack NDC MPs boycott approval of hosting US military

The agreement grants “unimpeded” access to the United States to deploy troops and military equipment in Ghana.

  • Published:

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Members of Parliament on Friday boycotted the approval of the Ghana-USA military agreement.

The agreement grants “unimpeded” access to the United States to deploy troops and military equipment in Ghana.

Many security analysts have said it constitutes a military, a move in sharp contrast to Ghana's foreign police.

READ MORE: NDC will revoke US military deal when we win power – Asiedu Nketia

The US embassy in Accra has denied the claim, saying the agreement, which has no termination clause, is just for one year and that $20 million will be invested in the Ghana army and police service.

 

The minority leader Haruna Iddrisu warned against ratifying the agreement because it has no signature.

He also noted that the military cooperation deal was not in the interest of Ghana, noting that the presence of US troops in Ghana could invite extremists to attack Ghana.

READ MORE: Police block US military deal protestors from entering parliament

“We will not be part of the process to endorse this deal in its current form because it is not in our national interest,” he said as his side boycotted the proceedings.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos




Top Articles

1 RIP Former Chief of Staff Julius Debrah loses his 73-year-old motherbullet
2 Tragedy Gomoa East NDC organizer crashed to deathbullet
3 Final Journey Here are the burial details for the late Amissah-Arthurbullet
4 Hajia Fati’s Assault Kennedy Agyapong intervenes in Hajia Fati’s trialbullet
5 Legal Tussle Stephen Opuni's corruption trial beginsbullet
6 Economy of Ghana Ghanaian businesses suffering- Mahama warns...bullet
7 Economy "Shush up" - Gabby fires Mahama over his comments on...bullet
8 Remorse Hajia Fati apologises for giving journalist...bullet
9 Denial Discard fake Amissah-Arthur funeral cloth -...bullet
10 Education Gov't not struggling to fund free SHS -...bullet

Top Videos

1 Mo Ibrahim "You are crazy if you vote for old men as President"bullet
2 State Visit Mahama holds discussions with Dubai rulerbullet
3 Nana Addo $5bn ‘missing’ from gold exports to UAEbullet
4 Anas Exposé Kennedy Agyapong attacks Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsubullet
5 Condolences Sam George speaks on Amissah-Arthurbullet
6 Anas Aremeyaw Anas clashes with Kennedy Agyapong at radio stationbullet
7 Condolences Alban Bagbin eulogises Amissah-Arthurbullet
8 Corruption Allegations NDC MP dares CID boss to arrest A-Plusbullet
9 Condolences Mahama Ayariga mourns Amissah-Arthurbullet
10 Politics EC from DR Congo seek electoral advice from...bullet

Politics