Former president Jerry John Rawlings has reacted to Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo’s speech to address Ghanaians on the Ghana-US ‘military base’ deal.
Describing the president’s speech as ‘hard’ due to words that were used, Jerry John Rawlings said it was very timely for him to assure all Ghanaians that the United States will not have any military base in Ghana.
Sharing his view on his official Twitter page, the, the former president said deals like this have always existed but in times where details will not favour the citizens, it had to be re-examined to create comfort for everyone.
“Though the President’s address was hard, it was important and timely to hear him and the American Ambassador (earlier) affirm that there would be no military base established in Ghana,” Mr. Rawlings commented in a twitter post.
The former military leader of Ghana added, “That was my major concern in my initial reaction to news of the agreement. The spirit of cooperation, be it military or diplomatic has always been there.
If there are details of the agreement that warrant a second look, such details should be examined to create comfort for all sides " he posted on his timeline.
Moreover, many people have also described the president’s speech as very harsh and full of grammar but very empty without any substance. They say the president did not really address the issue at hand but used the opportunity to clap back at his opposition.
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