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General News of Friday, 6 April 2018

Source: Myjoyonline.com

GH-US military agreement: Debate over 'secret' public document

A section of the public has criticized President Akufo-Addo for calling out the opposition for allegedly leaking the GH-US military agreement before it was scrutinized by parliament.

The President, breaking his silence on the agreement on Thursday said the document, which was marked ‘secret’ was a public document.

He sought to question the motive behind anyone leaking “the documents destined for the scrutiny of parliament prematurely to a section of the media then went on to describe it as a secret document.

“How could a document intended for the consideration of parliament be described as a secret document,” he quizzed.

A section of the public has criticized President Akufo-Addo for calling out the opposition for allegedly leaking the GH-US military agreement before it was scrutinized by parliament.

The President, breaking his silence on the agreement on Thursday said the document, which was marked ‘secret’ was a public document.

He sought to question the motive behind anyone leaking “the documents destined for the scrutiny of parliament prematurely to a section of the media then went on to describe it as a secret document.

“How could a document intended for the consideration of parliament be described as a secret document,” he quizzed.