Ghanaians woke up to the news that government has agreed to allow the US access to build a military base in the country.
According to the agreement sighted by YEN.com.gh, the permit allows the US Military to use Ghana as a base for staging and deploying forces.
The news of the military base has generated varied responses from across the country, with many Ghanaians especially on social media express shock and dissatisfaction with the Akufo-Addo government.
But Minister of Defense, Dominic Nitiwul, in an interview with Citi FM noted that the US government is not building a military base in Ghana.
“It’s not a military base. We don’t even have enough space in the agreed area for them to put up big structures. It’s just around the airport area,” he stated.
“If you give them a building it is up to them to be able to make some corrections in the building to suit the purpose which they are looking for. Military buildings and military purpose vehicles are different from the civilian ones. So if you give them a building or facility, they deserve the right to bring in contractors to make sure that they correct it to the standard they are looking for. And they are saying that when the contractors are working here in Ghana and they are bringing facilities in, Ghanaians should not take tax from them, “ he added.
On the back of this latest development in Ghana, YEN.com.gh gives you 10 countries the US operate base in.
Below is a list of some of the countries;
The US still maintains nearly 800 military bases in more than 70 countries and territories abroad—from giant “Little Americas” to small radar facilities. Britain, France and Russia, by contrast, have about 30 foreign bases combined.
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