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“Don’t mortgage our sovereignty for US military base” – Dr. Apaak

Member of Parliament for Builsa South, Dr. Clement Apaak, is demanding full disclosure from the government on the Memorandum of Understanding on defense cooperation between Ghana and the United States.

According to the Builsa South legislator   the agreement needlessly opens Ghana up to the risk of terror attacks.

“They should come clean. We will not sit by and let them mortgage our future, our security and our role as a leading light in the nonaligned movement,” he said to Journalist in Parliament.

He however said the people of Ghana could count on the Minority in Parliament to be transparent in deliberations on the argument.

“We will scrutinize the agreement, we will carry the good people of Ghana along. We will let them understand the implications of what this government is trying to commit us to because what we do today will have implications for future generations and we the members of Parliament of today should not make that mistake of mortgaging our sovereignty and our future and exposing ourselves as an easy target for extremist groups.”

He also questioned what Ghana stood to gain by entering into the agreement.

“There is no reason why we should be entering into this type of agreement when we have nothing to show for it. Those of you who have seen the leaked copy, tell me what section in that agreement benefits the good people of this country? Have you seen any? It doesn’t exist. What is their motivation? We want to find out.”

Cabinet approved the Memorandum of Understanding on March 8, 2018, and recommended that Parliament ratify the agreement to allow the US forces and their equipment unhindered access in Ghana.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com

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