Ablakwa Bites Nana Addo Over Uranium Sent To China
The Minority in Parliament is requesting the Government of president Akufo-Addo to submit to Parliament the full details and true nature of the agreement with the Chinese and the Americans over Ghana’s highly-enriched uranium which was flown to China.
President Akufo-Addo revealed during his address to the United Nations 72nd General Assembly on Thursday the 21st of September, 2017 that: “Three weeks ago, highly-enriched uranium was flown out of Ghana back to China, signaling the end of the removal of all such material from the country. Our nuclear reactor has, subsequently, been converted to use low enriched fuel for power generation. A world, free of nuclear weapons, must be in all our collective interest.”
A statement signed by Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa (MP) Ranking Member, Committee on Foreign Affairs said “Considering the recent Supreme Court decision in the GITMO 2 case when interpreting Article 75 of the Constitution of Ghana, it is clear that this arrangement which has been shrouded in utmost secrecy ought to have received Parliamentary ratification at the very least before handing over our highly-enriched uranium to the Chinese if that is the path we consider to be in our strategic national interest.
The statement further said the Minority shall be pursuing Government “to send the other several agreements yet to be ratified by Parliament, in the spirit of transparency and good governance consistent with the view taken by the apex court of the land”.