Majority bullies minority to ratify ‘controversial’ $20m military deal

The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) controlled Parliament has ratified the controversial Ghana-US military deal despite an opposition.

In a legislature visibly divided along party lines in the conduct of its duties, the NPP lawmakers ignored the position of their opponents to move and second the acceptance of the agreement.

The ratification of the deal leaves the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) lawmakers with no option than to engage in media trial to register their discontent.

Minority leader, Haruna Iddrisu

But this will not have any impact on the agreement, which comes into force Friday, the very minute it was okayed by Parliament.

The US administration is expected to invest $20million into the Ghana Armed Forces in exchange for unimpeded access to key strategic facilities.




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