- Parliament has called back all MPs to discuss "urgent business"
- There are suspicions the recall is about the controversial military deal
- So far, the opposition NDC has waged fierce opposition against the deal
YEN.com.gh can confirm that all legislators in the country have been ordered back in parliament for an emergency meeting.
The meeting has been described as "urgent business" and information minister, Mustapha Hamid hints the meeting could see parliament deal with the controversial Ghana-US military deal.
It all happened when the speaker of parliament, Prof. Mike Ocquaye, wrote an emergency letter to all minister ordering them to report to work on Friday, April 27 for the meeting. Recalls are however costly as the taxpayer would have to foot the bill of transporting all 275 MPs back to the capital, Accra. This is the first time parliament is embarking on such order since 2017.
So far, the opposition NDC argued that not only is the agreement dangerous but also a sell-out of Ghana's sovereignty to the United States.
But in a fierce response to these claims and criticisms, the defense minister, Dominic Nitiwul revealed that past administrations under Mahama and Jerry Rawlings saw the controversial agreement passed.
According to the minister, the recent agreement signed by the government with the US is just a renewal of the same contract signed by the former minister of foreign affairs, Hanna Tetteh.
“The NDC went to sign this thing in the dark but we said we will take it to Parliament before we will sign it. We haven’t sold Ghana, they are the people who sold Ghana,” he revealed in a press conference.
There are fears that the deal between Ghana and the US to "establish a military base in the country" could spell doom for Ghana's security. Security expert, Dr. Vladmir Antwi Danso, is warning that the decision by Ghana to host US troops could expose the country to terrorist attacks.
So far, America remains the major country in the world very exposed to terrorist groups like ISIS. It is for this reason that almost all countries that openly declare their allegiance to America expose themselves to terrorist attacks from the enemy of America.
Meanwhile, the former minister for foreign affairs, Hanna Tetteh, is yet to respond to these claims and so it the case with the leadership of the NDC is yet to officially respond to these claims by the government.
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