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‘Ghanaians not ready to live with foreign troops’ – Rawlings

Former President Jerry John Rawlings

Former President Jerry John Rawlings, has somewhat kicked against the government’s decision to host foreign troops from the United States of America in the country, as part of a US-Ghana defence cooperation arrangement. He said, “Ghanaians may love Americans but not to the extent of living with [the] foreign troops,” he said. Rawlings, a former military leader, suggested that the ...

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Must we sell our birthright to US for $20m? – Ablakwa asks

Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa

Minority Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, wants government to immediately withdraw the agreement with the United States of America for a defence cooperation arrangement that will allow them to have a camp in Ghana for its military forces. According to him, the conditions stated in the agreement are akin to Ghana selling its sovereignty to the US. The ...

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US not building ‘military base’ in Ghana – Nitiwul

Dominic Nitiwul

The Minister of Defense, Dominic Nitiwul, has clarified that the US government is not building a military base in Ghana. “It’s not a military base. We don’t even have enough space in the agreed area for them to put up big structures. It’s just around the airport area,” he stated. According to Nitiwul, it is only a facility to camp ...

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Gov’t signs MoU to host US ‘military base’ in Ghana

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It has emerged that the Government of Ghana has sent to Parliament for ratification, a Memorandum of Understanding on defence cooperation between Ghana and the United States, that will give the Americans some space in the country to set up a camp for its military forces. The document sighted by citifmonline.com said Cabinet approved the Memorandum of Understanding on March 8, ...

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Nitiwul slams Abuakwa North residents over injunction against new district

Dominic Nitiwul

Defence Minister, Dominic Nitiwul, is livid over a court injunction stopping the inauguration of the newly created Abuakuwa North Municipal Assembly in the Eastern Region. He had been sent to the area by the President to supervise the inauguration. Although a lawsuit is a democratic action, the Bimbilla MP suggested that it was wrong for the plaintiffs to frustrate the ...

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I only advised Mahama to leave military land – Nitiwul backtracks

Defence Minister, Dominic Nitiwul, appears to have backtracked from his earlier harsh call on former president John Dramani Mahama to vacate his current property in Accra, alleged to be sited on Military land. According to Mr. Nitiwul, he only advised the former President to leave the disputed land to avoid being drawn into the ongoing battle over the site. “I ...

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‘China shoe’ importers misleading Nitiwul for personal gain – DIHOC

Managers of the Kumasi Shoe Factory, Defence Industries Holding Company Limited (DIHOC), have suggested that the recent criticism from Defence Minister, Dominic Nitiwul, directed at them, might have been influenced by persons who stand to gain from the collapse of the company. The shoe factory had been tasked with solely producing boots for purchase by the Armed Forces and other security ...

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Nitiwul ‘lied’, he was briefed on Kumasi Shoe Factory – Managers

The Defence Industries Holding Company Limited (DIHOC), managers of the Kumasi Shoe Factory, have accused the Minister of Defence, Dominic Nitiwul, of peddling falsehood about not being briefed on the state of the company. Mr. Nitiwul had earlier attributed the current deplorable state of the Kumasi Shoe Factory, to the ineffective management of the company. Speaking at the Meet the ...

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Gov’t to involve marine police in galamsey fight

Defence Minister, Dominic Nitiwul has revealed that the services of marine police will soon be deployed to compliment government’s anti-galamsey task force, Operation Vanguard. He explained that government remained committed to ensuring the growth of the mining sector but insisted that illegal miners will be dealt with it so long as Operation Vanguard is still functioning under the New Patriotic Party ...

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Nitiwul must apologize for disrespecting Mahama – Mogtari

John Dramani Mahama’s Special Aide, Joyce Bawa Mogtari, is demanding an apology from the Defence Minister, Dominic Nitiwul, for what she described as disparaging claims he recently made against the former president. The Minister had said Mr. Mahama had  wrongfully acquired lands belonging to the Ghana Armed Forces, and demanded that he vacates his current residence which is reportedly sited on ...

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