Protest against US-Ghana military deal underway

A street march against the controversial Defence Cooperation Agreement between Ghana and the United States of America is underway in Accra.

The demonstration is being organized by a group calling itself Ghana First Patriotic Front (GFPF). They have criticized the government for accepting the deal despite strong resistance from the public.

The 2018 defence cooperation agreement, which was ratified by a Majority-only Parliament last week will permit the U.S. Military to use Ghana as a base for staging and deploying forces.

Joy News’ Maxwell Agbagba and Roland Walker are with the demonstrators and have reported that the protestors gathered at the Obra Spot near the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange before embarking on their march.

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