Supreme Court throws out ‘unmeritorious’ suit challenging Ghana-US Military deal

The Supreme Court of Ghana has described as unmeritorious a suit challenging the legality of the controversial Ghana-US Military deal.

The defense cooperation agreement entered into in 2018 will give the US military expanded role in Ghana.

As part of the agreement, the United States would invest about $20 million in equipment and training for the Ghanaian military, while carrying out joint exercises with Ghana, using the nation’s radio channels and runways.

The deal sparked protest in Ghana, leading to mass demonstrations across the principal streets of Accra.

But following a suit filed by Brogya Genfi, the Ashanti Regional Youth Organizer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) challenging the legality of the deal, the apex has upheld the agreement.

The Supreme Court in a unanimous decision Tuesday, upheld the military cooperation as a valid agreement.

The seven-member panel presided over by Chief Justice Kwesi Anin Yeboah held the suit to be unmeritorious. 

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