Ghanaians react to Akufo-Addo's speech on US-Ghana military deal

Ghanaians react to Akufo-Addo's speech on US-Ghana military deal

Many Ghanaians have taken to social media to react to president Nana Akufo-Addo's fiery comments on the US-Ghana Defence Cooperation Agreement (DCA).

Ghanaians react to Akufo-Addo's speech on US-Ghana military deal

President Nana Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo, on Thursday, launched a scathing attack on former president John Mahama and other functionaries of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), accusing them of feeding the public with false information about Ghana's defence cooperation agreement with the US.

In a speech to the nation from the Jubilee House in Accra, Akufo-Addo, without mentioning Mahama's name, accused the former president and his opposition colleagues of what he called "unspeakable hypocrisy".

Breaking his silence on the US-Ghana agreement, which has provoked public condemnation and outrage, Akufo-Addo accused opposition politicians of criticising the very agreement they had signed when they were in power.

He said similar agreements were signed in 1998, 2000 and under Mahama's leadership in 2015. Condemning what he called the "cynical manipulation" of Mahama and his party members, Akufo-Addo portrayed himself as a transparent leader who had chosen to put the agreement before the Ghanaians, unlike his predecessor, who he said signed the deal secretly.

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Here are some social media reactions to the president's speech:

1. JOY FM investigative journalist, Manasseh Azure Awure, clearly did not "feel" the president speech. In his view, the speech was empty and lacked substance.

2. Manasseh reiterates his position that the speech was empty.

3. Emmanuel Dogbevi, the editor of, comes up with a funny reaction.

4. Joy FM sports journalist, Gary Al-Smith, is not convinced by the president's speech.

5. TV journalist, Kwakye Afreh-Nuamah, feels the president's speech was divisive.

6. Facebook user, Samuel Otoo, praises the president for a god job done.

7. Facebook user, Yao Kumadoh, feels the president was right to be angered by what he felt were false representations about the deal by members of the opposition.

8. Facebook user, Navigator Segbefia, says the president was spot on in his choice of words.

9. Facebook user, Francis Ocloo, wants oposition elements to apologise to the president.

10. Daily Graphic journalist, Della Russel Ocloo, observes that the president appeared angry while giving his speech.

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In the video below, the deputy education minister, Mrs Barbara Ayisi, speaks on how President Akufo-Addo inspires her, and how the president's success story must also inspire the youth of Ghana to greater heights.

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