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GHANAIANS DEMONSTRATE AGAINST GHANA-US MILITARY DEAL

A group calling itself the Ghana First Patriotic Front (GFPF) has hit the streets of Accra today to register their displeasure at government’s decision to accept the deal to allow among other things, unrestricted access to a host of facilities and wide-ranging tax exemptions to the United States Military.

They, with the support of some leaders of various political parties, notably the NDC, and several citizens, have conveyed a common message of disapproval to reiterate the fact that Ghanaians do not support government’s decision to accept the deal.

A political analyst and lecturer at the University of Ghana Business School also joined the protest. Dr Kobby Mensah agrees with the majority of Ghanaians who believe the deal which gives access to the US military to undertake some exercises among others in Ghana, puts the security of the country in jeopardy.

The lecturer is questioning the ratification of the deal and called on the government to re-assess it because it makes Ghanaians uncomfortable.

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