Provide Explanation On Uranium Offered To China – Minority

The Minority in Parliament is demanding reasons why government decided to fly Ghana’s highly-enriched uranium to China.

Ranking Member on Foreign Affairs, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa who issued a statement yesterday evening said the demand is in line with transparency and good governance ethics.

The Minority is, therefore, requesting that government presented full details and the true nature of the agreement with the Chinese and the Americans who appear to have funded the operation to Parliament for scrutiny.

It will be recalled that President Akufo-Addo announced at the 72nd UN General Assembly on Thursday 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.  He also assured the international community that Ghana’s nuclear reactor has, subsequently, been converted to use low-enriched fuel for power generation.

The Minority statement noted, “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”.

Source: Ghana/