Chinese state gives Ghana Army $7.5m grant

Chinese state gives Ghana Army $7.5m grant

- China has given the Ghana Army $7.5m's worth of grants

- Critics have said the grant will make dealing with Chinese lawbreakers difficult

- Defence Minister Nitiwul has dismissed claims from critics

The government of China has signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Ghana granting the Ghanaian Army $7,500,000's worth grants.

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Chinese state gives Ghana Army $7.5m grant

Minister of Defence, Mr. Dominic Nitiwul

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Signed on Thursday, July 13th, 2017, at the Ministry of the Defence, the Memorandum of Understanding will see the Ghana Army benefit from $7.500,000's worth of equipment. The funds will also be used for scholarships for Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) personnel who will study China.

As part of the agreement, The Ghana Navy will receive for patrol boats in order for it to conduct routine coast guard duties.

Together with the $19 billion "joint venture" recently secured by Vice President Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, has gotten some members of the public to frown upon the substantial Chinese financial injection.

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Some critics have gone as far as to suggest that the loans would interfere with Ghanaian Authorities' ability to enforce local laws, especially when it has to do with Chinese nationals who break the law.

In response to the criticism, Defence Minister Mr. Dominic Nitiwul has dismissed the concerns, pointing out that the regardless of the loans, Ghanaian law continued to be adhered.

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