Defence Deal: Akufo-Addo must be impeached – David Agbee

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 Source: Class FM

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo must be impeached for approving the Ghana-US defence cooperation agreement, security analyst, David Agbee, has said.

As part of the agreement, the United States of America’s government will be spending $20million in training and supplying equipment for the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF).

Ghana has also agreed to bear the cost and take primary responsibility for securing US military facilities in the country.

The approval of the agreement was done by only the majority side of parliament with the minority staging a walkout.

Members of the Ghana First Patriotic Front (GFPF), backed by the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and other political parties, have served notice to stage a demonstration against the agreement today, Wednesday, 28 March 2018.

Some critics also believe that having a U.S. military base in the country will make Ghana a target for terror attacks, but government insists the deal is in the country’s best interest.

Contributing to the discussion on 505 on Class91.3FM, Mr Agbee said the agreement was in bad taste and called for Nana Akufo-Addo to be impeached.

He told show host Benjamin Akakpo that: “The president wants to sell the sovereignty of this country, which is not good at all. The president should have known better. The Ghana-U.S. military agreement he is entering into, he has given so much concession to the United States of America.

“I think that the president should have been impeached because he is violating the fundamental principles of good governance and he is violating the oath that he has sworn that he will protect and own a certain allegiance to this country but as we speak now, we have seen that the president is owing double allegiance, that he is not ready to protect all of us.

“How can a president make such a terrible mistake by selling this country, by putting the state of this country into jeopardy, by offering a facility to the United States army to come and build a facility here and deploy their men to other neighbouring countries to try to put the country under a state of anarchy? It is very wrong and the president by now should have been impeached.”

Source: Class FM
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