Organised Youth of Ashanti vows to put pressure on government over Ghana-US Pact

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A pressure group, Organised Youth of Ashanti, (OYA), says “following the reluctant posture of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo over the US-Military pact, it has become necessary for further pressure to be mounted on the President to withdraw what the called “unqualified” agreement.

The group said it is convinced, that the time is due to join the struggle against this Ghana/US Defense Cooperation Agreement (DCA) which the group believes has been merchandised by the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government for pittance.

“We consider it our civic responsibility as citizens of the Republic of Ghana to protect the sovereignty of our country by every means possible as enshrined in the Constitution.”

These were in a statement signed/issued by Chairman of the group, Charles Agyeman and copied to GBCONLINE in Accra on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.


Below Is The Full Statement:


ORGANISED YOUTH OF ASHANTI (OYA)

Ref: oya/pr/18/001

For Immediate Release

11th April 2018

DEMONSTRATION IN KUMASI AGAINST THE DEFENSE COOPERATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN GHANA AND UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Following the reluctant posture of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo over the US Military base establishment in Ghana, it has become necessary for further pressure to be
mounted on the President to withdraw this unqualified agreement.

We are deeply convinced, that the time is due to join the struggle against this Ghana/US Defense Cooperation Agreement (DCA) which glaringly shows that our territorial sovereignty
has been merchandised by the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government for pittance.

We consider it our civic responsibility as citizens of the Republic of Ghana to protect the sovereignty of our country by every means possible as enshrined in the Constitution.

To us, it was a great opportunity for the President to re-assure the people of Ghana, of a possible review or abrogation of the ‘so-called’ enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement but instead, he used the opportunity to vilify and cast insinuations on citizens who expressed dissent on the agreement.

It was our wish that the struggle against the DCA would not have travelled this far, but the adamant posture of the President of Ghana and his government leave us with no other option.

We consider it our civic responsibility as citizens of the Republic of Ghana to protect the sovereignty of our country by every means possible as enshrined in the Constitution.

To us, it was a great opportunity for the President to re-assure the people of Ghana, of a possible review or abrogation of the ‘so-called’ enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement but instead, he used the opportunity to vilify and cast insinuations on citizens who expressed dissent on the agreement.

It was our wish that the struggle against the DCA would not have travelled this far, but the adamant posture of the President of Ghana and his government leave us with no other option.

We have therefore notified the Ghana Police Service in accordance with Section 1 (1) of the Public Order Act 1994 (Act 491), to embark on a peaceful demonstration to express our exasperation over the DCA in Kumasi.

Demonstrators will converge at the Kumasi Central Post Office in Adum at 6:00 am prompt, and end at the Aboabo M/A School (Post Office) on Tusesday, 17th April, 2018 where leaders will take time to address the crowd.

We humbly appeal to all well meaning Ghanaians from far and near to come out in your numbers to join us express our disquiet to the DCA.

Long Live Ghana!
Long Live Asanteman!

…….Signed……..
Charles Agyemang
(Chairman)

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