Ghana-US Military deal: NPP breached constitutional requirement – Asiedu Nketia

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 Source: Atinka Online

The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has accused the Nana Addo government of breaching constitutional rules by okaying the Ghana-US military base agreement.

Under the agreement, the government will allow the US military unrestrained access to some facilities close to the Kotoka International Airport.

The facilities will be a base where military equipment will be stored for exclusive use by the US military.

In an interview with Ekourba Gyasi on Atinka AM Drive Monday, Johnson Asiedu Nketia stated that Article 75 of the 1992 Constitution gives the President the mandate to execute or cause to be executed treaties, agreements or conventions in the name of Ghana.

According to the constitution, a treaty, agreement or convention executed by or under the authority of the President shall be subject to ratification by Act of Parliament; or a resolution of Parliament supported by the votes of more than one-half of all the members of Parliament.

Johnson Asiedu Nketia stated that the President did not append his signature to the agreement sent to Parliament to be ratified.

“In this matter, the whole negotiation process for this US-Ghana military base was a majority decision. That is the truth the NPP IS hiding from the general public”, he said.

Source: Atinka Online
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