November 7, 2018
Member of Parliament (MP) for Wa Central Dr. Rashid Pelpuo has said government should learn from their Zambian counterparts where report suggests that the Chinese government has taken over sections of their economy for failing to pay debt owe it.

The Minority in Parliament has cautioned government not to compromise Ghana’s sovereignty to the Chinese government in an attempt to secure loans for infrastructure development.

Caution by the Minority follows the recent agreement signed by President Nana Akufo-Addo and the Chinese government for a $2 billion barter agreement for projects.

“Recounting all the benefits we have had from China and the fact that we are considering the request that we continue to enhance that relation and strengthen it saddens my heart”, the Wa Central MP said.

He was contributing to a statement made by the chairman of the Foreign Affairs committee, Frank Annor Dompreh on the bilateral relations between Ghana and China.

“Mr. Speaker, it shows that one sided relationship in which Ghana seems to the beneficiary all the time, the loans we have taken, the grants and every other time shows that it is not a relation we should continue in the direction we are going”.

“In Zambia were telecommunications and other benefits that are in the country cannot be decided by the country alone without China not coming in to support”, he lamented.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/