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GHANA FIRST PATRIOTIC FRONT AGREES WITH GHANA POLICE SERVICE TO PROCEED WITH A PUBLIC DEMONSTRATION AGAINST THE GHANA-US MILITARY BASE DEAL
The Ghana First Patriotic Front (GFPF) is alarmed at the determination of the Akufo-Addo led government to permit the establishment of a Military Base for the United States Armed Forces in Ghana, despite the overwhelming public revulsion against same.
After details of the agreement which received cabinet approval on 8th March, 2018 were made public, there has been justifiable outrage and unified loud calls by many well-meaning Ghanaians for the Government of Ghana to withdraw the said agreement from Parliament, however, government in response, through the Defense Minister – Dominic Nitiwul has only engaged in unconvincing and unpatriotic propaganda in a desperate attempt to force the agreement down the throats of Ghanaians.
Clearly, the Akufo-Addo government’s haste in laying the agreement before parliament and the Defense Minister’s emergency press conference yesterday only portrays a blatant disregard for the germane concerns being raised by the people of Ghana.
It is our considered view that President Akufo-Addo should have by now aborted his efforts to railroad the agreement through Parliament instead of continuously abusing his Parliamentary majority by seeking to ratify this insulting agreement tomorrow before Parliament goes on break.
This agreement undermines the sovereignty and security of our beloved country.
Also, there is no clarity in the agreement on the benefits to the people of Ghana. In any case, how much money in the world will we sell our sovereignty for?
The entire agreement was drafted in secrecy and the government is concealing very important details from stakeholders especially as this is an agreement without a termination point.
As a mass group of patriotic Ghanaians who cherish the sovereignty of our nation and is at the same time deeply worried about our collective security and pride, we have held successful talks with the Ghana Police Service in line with the Public Order Act and have reached an agreement to embark on a massive demonstration in Accra on Wednesday March 28, 2018.
The non-partisan demonstration will bring together Ghanaians from all walks of life to protest against this killer agreement which must be making Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah turn in his grave and demand that President Akufo-Addo listens to the people who made him President by taking Ghana out of this agreement with immediate effect.
President Donald Trump keeps pursuing his America First agenda. It is time for President Akufo-Addo to also put Ghana First.
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