- Nana Addo will be addressing the nation over the Ghana-US military deal
- The president's silence has been described by the opposition NDC as 'worrying'
- Nana Addo is expected to allay fears of government selling Ghana to America
President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo, has registered his intention to break silence on the controversial Ghana-US military deal.
The 20 million military deal, which recently got ratified in parliament, has been met with stiff opposition from many Ghanaians and other political parties who argue that government is selling out Ghana to the West.
In fact, there have been massive protests, arrests, and a barrage of press conferences over the controversial deal - a development which begs the question of whether or not government's ratification of the deal is in the interest of Ghanaians.
The military deal with America was thrown into light when Joy FM intercepted portions of the full agreement which shows that the Americans will not be paying taxes, need no visas to Ghana, among others.
Despite all these developments, president Akufo-Addo has remained very silent, not commenting on the issues at all. This even led the ranking member of foreign affairs in parliament, Sam Okudzeto Ablakwa, writing an extensive letter to the president impressing on him to break his silence on the matter.
Nana Addo's address to the nation is expected to water down various controversies over the issue of the agreement. It is expected that the address will reveal some real truths about the agreement and what exactly Ghana seeks to benefit from the entire 20 million-dollar compact.
YEN.com.gh will be giving you a live video of the president's address at exactly 8 PM.
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