The Government of Ghana through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has reacted to a report by the UK Telegraph suggesting that Britain was set to deploy troops to Ghana, from its shut down operations in Mali.
The report as sighted by Plan B News indicted a recent visit by British ministers to Accra as being part of moves to hammer out the new security agreement “which will position Ghana and by extension Burkina Faso as the new frontline against terrorism.”
It continued in part: “It is unclear if the move is a face-saving operation in the wake of the mission in Mali being shut down or something more significant as British forces already train troops in Ghana.”
The Foreign Affairs Ministry’s November 22 statement, however, denied that there were any such plans.
“The Government of Ghana has no interactions with the UK Government aimed at deploying UK soldiers to Ghana for purposes of operations as described in the story.
“The Government of Ghana wishes to state that the information regarding British special forces is false,” the statement read in part.
Below is the full statement: