I will decline any request for establishment of US military base in Ghana - Akufo-Addo

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Thu, 5 Apr 2018 Source: My News GH

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has reaffirmed his resolve to reject a proposal for the establishment of a US military base in Ghana by the government of the United States.

He has also disclosed that the United States government has not also made such a request indicating that he will not even be in the position to grant it if it is made.

“ Let me state with the clearest affirmation that Ghana has not offered a military base, and will not offer a military base to the United States of America. Indeed, the United States of America has not made any request for such consideration and, consistent with our established foreign policy, we will not consider any such request. However, in consideration of the realities of our circumstances and the challenges to peace in our region in our time, we have deemed it prudent to continue the Co-operation Agreement with the United States of America”, he disclosed

In a televised address to the nation on the controversial Ghana-US military cooperation agreement monitored by MyNewsGH.com, he disclosed that he only assented to the current agreement on the basis it will help enhance the security of the country.

“It is our firm belief that the Agreement will help enhance our defence capability, and offer an important layer of support in our common effort to protect the peace in our region”

Source: My News GH
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