In 1961, Ghana was the first country where the United States sent Peace Corps collaborators after President John F. Kennedy adopted an executive order establishing an agency within the State Department. [2] Since then, the two countries have implemented joint military cooperation and exchange programmes. A recent example was the fact that Ghanaian forces, trained in the jungle war over the past forty years, have helped regional forces of the United States Army of Africa conduct a jungle war exercise at the Achiase military base in Ghana. [3] 1. Ghana takes the necessary steps to ensure the protection, security and security of U.S. forces and U.S. contracting parties, as well as the protection and security of U.S. official property and information. To assume this responsibility, the Ghanaian and U.S. armed forces cooperate closely to ensure security, security and protection. “The United States and Ghana are planning joint security exercises for 2018, which will require access to Ghanaian bases by U.S.

and other nations, if involved,” the U.S. Embassy said, adding that the U.S. will invest more than $20 million in the coming year in training and equipping Ghanaian armed forces. The Ghana-United States Status of Forces Agreement was a proposal from the U.S. Department of Defense to the Government of Ghana in 2018. [1] Despite the historic cooperation between Ghana and the United States, the proposal was controversial because of concerns (mainly expressed by the National Democratic Congress of Ghana) that the agreement would provide the United States with inappropriate privileges, including a particularly controversial section that allowed the construction of a U.S. military base in Ghana. Ghana`s president, Nana Akufo-Addo, denied permission to build a military base.

Appendix A is attached to this agreement and is an integral part of this agreement. Appendix A of this agreement may be amended by the written agreement of the parties or their executive representatives, without amending this agreement. Ghana recognizes that it may be necessary for U.S. forces to use the radio spectrum. The U.S. armed forces are allowed to operate their own telecommunications systems (as defined by the Constitution and the 1992 International Telecommunications Union Convention). Following the attack on U.S. diplomacy in Libya in 2012, the military set up Barebones launch zones for rapid-reaction troops and places for rotating forces to create a store. Ghana, Senegal and Gabon and others have housed some 12 such sites in Africa, AFRICOM officials said. 5. The United States Armed Forces are responsible for the operation and maintenance, construction and development costs of approved facilities and areas for the exclusive use of the United States armed forces, unless otherwise agreed upon.

The parties are responsible, on the basis of their proportionate use, for the operating and maintenance costs of the approved facilities and areas, which are shared between the armed forces of the United States and Ghana. Ghana makes available to the United States, without rent or similar costs, all agreed facilities and territories, including facilities shared by U.S. forces and Ghana.