How Ghanaians on social media reacted to news of US military base

How Ghanaians on social media reacted to news of US military base

Ghanaian have taken to social media to protest the proposed siting of a US military base in the country.

Reports surfaced on Tuesday, March 20, that cabinet had finalised an agreement with the US government for the establishment of a military base in Ghana.

The news of the agreement, which is said to come at a cost of $20 million, has sparked a huge outrage on social media.

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While many are complaining about the threats such a move will pose to the security of Ghanaians, others have deemed it as a slap on Ghana's sovereignty.

Ebenezer wonders how Ghana will handle terrorists when it cannot handle armed robbers.

Supremo sounds very peeved.

Abdul-Rahman sees the deal as a mockery of President Akufo-Addo's Ghana beyond aid mantra.

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Francis gives a history to the whole deal.

Muna warns NPP to hasten slowly.

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Samia Nkrumah quotes her father make a point.

Esinam thinks it is a blatant ineptitude on the part of the Minister of Defence, Dominic Nitiwul.

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But it was not all negative. Abdul Hanan thinks Ghanaians should focus on the positives of the deal

Sefa also thinks the criticisms were unfair as negotiations started somewhere in 2015.

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Meanwhile, the Minister of Defence, Dominic Nitiwul, has reportedly sent a secret message to Parliament urging MPs to ratify the deal.

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The minister is said to have assured that the deal will ensure that there is enhanced and fruitful security co-operation between Ghana and the USA.

The Agreement, when ratified by Parliament, is intended to contribute to enhanced security co-operation between the USA and Ghana, based on full respect for the sovereignty of each other. It will also reaffirm in their shared commitment to peace and stability and ensure common opportunities to addressing regional defence and security issues,” he revealed in a secret memo to parliament.

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