Photos of how demo against Ghana-US military deal shook Accra

Photos of how demo against Ghana-US military deal shook Accra

Scores of disgruntlement Ghanaians on Wednesday marched through major streets in Accra in protest of the controversial defence cooperation agreement between Ghana and the United States.

The protesters first converged at the Obra Spot and march through the Kwame Nkrumah Avenue to Farisco Traffic Light to TUC to EOCO and end at Hearts Park.

Photos of how demo against Ghana-US military deal shook Accra

Massive turn up at the Ghana-US military deal demo

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The police who were on the grounds to ensure law and order put in place a "comprehensive security arrangement” that ensure a peaceful protest march.

The demonstration was led the coalition of opposition political parties known as the Ghana First Patriotic Front.

Photos of how demo against Ghana-US military deal shook Accra

Photos of how demo against Ghana-US military deal shook Accra

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The agreement, which was ratified by a Majority-only Parliament last week. The deal will permit the U.S. Military to use Ghana as a base for staging and deploying forces.

Amongst other things, the deal will allow the US unrestricted access and tax exemptions. Ghana has also agreed to bear the cost and take primary responsibility for securing the U.S. facilities in Ghana.

Photos of how demo against Ghana-US military deal shook Accra

The crowd at the Accra demo

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The deal will also allow for military training activities between the armies of the two countries.

Ghana is expected to earn some $20 million annually as part of the agreement.

Photos of how demo against Ghana-US military deal shook Accra

Photos of how demo against Ghana-US military deal shook Accra

The documents show that negotiation with the U.S. has been ongoing at least for the past 8 months, however, Cabinet approved the deal on Thursday, March 8, 2018.

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