Some Ghanaians in London will today, Saturday, 21st April, 2018 stage a demonstration against the Ghana-US Military deal.
The protesters are taking advantage of President Akufo Addo’s visit to that country for the Commonwealth meeting to demand that the President does not sign the controversial agreement.
Spokesperson for the group organizing the demonstration known as Ghana Action for Pan African Resistance, Alhassan Baba in an interview said they’ll also seek that the terms of the agreement are revised.
“We’re going to send the signal to the international community that majority of Ghanaians are not in favour of that agreement. The US has to go back to the negotiation table, President Akufo Addo needs to put the interest of Ghana first because it’s necessary that in every foreign policy the vital national interest of every country needs to be taken into consideration. So you shouldn’t abandon your national interest in the interest of another country and that’s exactly what Nana Akufo Addo is doing to Ghanaians. So we’re going to highlight some of the defects of the agreement, we’re not saying there shouldn’t be agreement, yes, there’s global insecurity and we need to work together but looking at the content of this particular agreement it’s not going to benefit our country.”
Alhassan Baba dismissed suggestions that their planned action is intended to embarrass the President in the eyes of other world leaders.
Meanwhile, the London demonstration coincides with another one here in Ghana to be staged by the Arise Ghana Youth Movement in Tamale in the Northern Region.