The North Tongu Member of Parliament, Samuel Okoudzeto Ablakwa states the Minority’s opposition to the Ghana-US Mulitary Arrangement will not change whilst the Supreme Court has dismissed a match looking for to set the offer ratified by Parliament apart.
The Supreme Court docket in its Tuesday choice described the accommodate introduced by the Ashanti regional Youth Organizer of the opposition NDC, Brogya Genfi as unmeritorious.
The seven-member panel presided above by Main Justice Kwesi Anin Yeboah indicated that the cause for the court’s decision will be designed offered at a later on date.
But Mr Ablakwa and the Minority who have explained the settlement as 1 which surrenders Ghana’s sovereignty to one more region, threatening the peace and steadiness states the ruling does not improve their see.
“The placement of the Minority continues to be the identical that our governing administration did not negotiate in the best fascination of Ghana. Our federal government could have negotiated better,” he mentioned on Pleasure FM’s Newsnite programme.
Mr Ablakwa wonders how a deal which has resulted in Terminal 1 of the Kotoka Global Airport getting handed to a personal entity to handle is valuable to Ghana.
In accordance to him, government has leased the terminal to freight forwarding organization, McDan and not even Parliament can have access to the website to assess what goes on there.
“Ghana does not have access to the terminal to establish what does or does not go on there. The Terminal 1 has been leased to a non-public corporation McDan and then McDan discounts with the US military
“So even our federal government does not know what is going on amongst McDan and the US armed forces. You don’t know what is occurring at Terminal 1 and you explain to me that this is an settlement in the interest of Ghana. You consider that the Ghanaian military can go and do this in the United States of America,” he queried.
Mr Ablakwa who is also Position Member on Parliament’s International Affairs Committee explained the Minority’s opposition to the deal is not intended to jeopardize Ghana and US relations, but alternatively to seek a earn-win circumstance for both of those events.
“We ought to hardly ever undermine our countrywide sovereignty. President Trump talks about The united states initially, there can also be Ghana very first. This is an arrangement which extremely eminent Ghanaians such as Ghana’s longest serving foreign Minister, Dr Obed Asamoah publicly claimed was not in our nationwide fascination and that it was as well 1 sided
“This is an settlement which the highly regarded Prof Akilagpa Sawyer, former Vice-Chancellor of the College of Ghana seemed at and claimed it was not effectively negotiated and was not in our most effective fascination.”
He mentioned a future NDC authorities will request for the Arrangement to be reconsidered simply because they are not in favour of the final decision.
The Agreement will give the US Army unhindered entry to some critical installations next a Memorandum of Understanding in between the government of Ghana and the US authorities.
With the arrangement ratified by Parliament, the US troops will between other factors be exempted from paying taxes on machines that are introduced to Ghana as perfectly as use Ghana’s radio spectrum for cost-free.