A business lecturer at the University of Ghana,Dr Kobby Mensah,has expressed surprise at Parliament for ratifying the Ghana-US military agreement when it could have interrogated it properly to fine-tune it.
Speaking to Evans Mensah on Joy’s Newsnite,Dr Kobby Mensah said he joined thousands of people to protest the deal ratified by Parliament last Friday,to make a “particular statement” to the US Congress that the Donald Trump administration is taking advantage of Ghanaians to force the “imbalanced agreement” down their throat.
“I needed to tell Washington and Congress that what their government is doing to our country is not good enough”
Thousands of Ghanaians poured onto the streets of Accra on Wednesday to protest the Ghana-US Defence Cooperation Agreement endorsed by lawmakers. The deal requires the US administration to inject the sum of $20million into the Ghana Armed Forces in exchange for unimpeded access to key strategic facilities in the country.
Details of the agreement have divided opinions in Ghana,sections of Ghanaians are calling on the government to renegotiate some provisions.
“Immediately I saw the agreement, I screamed. I clearly didn’t see how a sovereign country will sign such a deal,I was really scared [because] I know what people in Taiwan go through, I know what people in Germany are going through,” the lecturer said.
Dr Mensah said he made a vow to join any activity designed to register the discontent of Ghanaians about the deal.
Source : myjoyonline.com