- The sharp opposition by Ghanaians over the military corporation deal with America has 'disappointed' the US embassy
- The Ghana-US deal is worth 20 million dollars
- Many say the government of Ghana has sold its sovereignty to the US
The US ambassador to Ghana, Robert P. Jackson, is expressing disappointment over the stiff opposition by Ghanaians against Ghana's military cooperation deal with the US.
After secret memos about this deal got leaked to the media, Ghanaians have expressed grave disagreement as questions are rife over if the NPP administration wants to sell Ghana to the Americans.
In fact, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has revealed plans for suspending this deal should they win the 2020 elections.
In an interview with Joy News, the US ambassador says the 20 million dollar deal with Ghana is enough to let Ghanaians know how committed the US is to boosting Ghana's army.
"I think Ghanaians never treated us fairly. I am very disappointed at the reaction we are getting. Maybe there should be more public knowledge because this deal was signed back in 1998," Robert P. Jackson revealed.
So far, the government has insisted that there is no going back on the military deal with the United States. The defense minister says the agreement, was signed way back in 1998 and that they are just renewing it.
There are fears that the deal between Ghana and the US to "establish a military base in the country" could spell doom for Ghana's security.
Security expert, Dr. Vladmir Antwi Danso, is warning that the decision by Ghana to host US troops could expose the country to terrorist attacks.
So far, America remains the major country in the world very exposed to terrorist groups like ISIS. It is for this reason that almost all countries that openly declare their allegiance to America expose themselves to terrorist attacks from the enemy of America.
Meanwhile, the former minister for foreign affairs, Hanna Tetteh, is yet to respond to these claims and so it the case with the leadership of the NDC is yet to officially respond to these claims by the government.
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