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General News of Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Source: adomonline.com

Ghana-US military agreement: US is eyeing Ghana’s oil – Bernard Mornah

National Chairman of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Mr Bernard Mornah says Americans have keen interest in Ghana’s oil per the military agreement signed between the two countries.

Despite the fact that the clauses of the military pact between Ghana and the USA don’t allow the extraction of any of Ghana’s mineral resources, Bernard Mornah thinks otherwise.

Speaking on Asempa FM’s political talk show ‘Ekosii Sen’ Wednesday, the PNC’s National Chairman condemned the deal, indicating that America’s core interest is tapping into our oil resources.

He explained that with regard to the agreement, if the Ghanaian Military will have no power to screen and monitor the military ships that the USA will dock on our waters, then he cannot fathom how we can stop them from mining oil on our seas.

“Do you know America’s security? Their navy, marines will occupy the see. We are not supposed to inspect the ships and we have oil on our water bodies. Our oil is in the water and they will prevent our navy from checking them…”

“I am telling you on authority. America has great interest in our oil…” Bernard stressed.

He urged the incumbent government to put their feet down since he believes the demonstration against the pact is not politically motivated.

“This is not a partisan issue. We want Ghana to be first. In signing agreements they must reflect on the character. We are not opposed to them [USA]. We are opposed to establishing a military base. If they have access to our radio spectrum and they won’t need our consent, we have recklessly auctioned our nation…” he maintained.