The president Nana Akufo-Addo has condemned what he says is the “unspeakable hypocrisy” that has attended the consideration and ratification of the 2018 Ghana-US military cooperation agreement.
In a televised broadcast to break his long silence on the matter the president said some front line politicians are wallowing in the “largesse of the US and at the same time promoting anti-American sentiment to a populist constituency.”
Such persons he said are “running with the hares and hunting with the hounds” in a matter that has left the country divided.
Hazards of democracy
In the heat of the controversy and the mammoth demonstrations over the matter, the president said he was confronted by an unnamed friend who suggested he could easily have avoided the hazards of democracy by following his predecessor president, who decided to sign in secret earlier agreements with the US.