- The Minister of Information., Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, has stated that there will be no military base in Ghana
- According to him, the setting up of a military base was never part of the agreement with the United States of America
- He went to say that the demonstration to protest against the base was therefore unneccesary
The Minister of Information, Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, has assured Ghanaians that the current government will never allow a military base to be set up in Ghana.
Speaking on Asempa FM’s programme, Ekosii Sen, on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, he stated that President Akufo-Addo will ensure that no such facility will be present in the country.
He went on to say that the demonstration organized by the Ghana First Patriotic Front (GFPF), against the setting up of such a facility was therefore unnecessary, as the reason for the event will never materialize.
He further explained that nowhere in the agreement reached with the United States of America, is a plan to set up a military base in Ghana.
Members of the GFPF, on Wednesday, 28 March 2018, staged a demonstration against the ratified Ghana-U.S. Defence Cooperation Agreement.
The protest was alleged to have been supported by National Democratic Congress, other political parties and some civil society organisations.
Former President John Dramani Mahama, is reported to have thrown his weight behind the demonstration, when he tweeted that he will join his “compatriots and other democratic forces to converge to demonstrate their opposition to the Ghana/U.S. military agreement.”
Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, however pointed that the president remains resolute in his decision to ensure that no such base is set up in Ghana.
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