Hannah Tetteh To Meet Parliament On Two GITMO Detainees Saga

Ghana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration is to appear before parliament next week Friday, 19th February 2016 to brief MP’s on why Ghana chose to transfer and keep the 2 GITMO notorious Guantanamo Bay Detainees.

Even after it has  raised much hot issues both from Christians, Muslims and some security experts that Ghana is not save to keep the detainees here especially when the nation is preparing towards its presidential and parliamentary elections.

Hon. Edward Doe Adjaho, speaker of parliament who read the information to the house today said even though the Business committee in parliament opted for another date, different from 19th February , it cannot be agreed on because the minister for foreign affairs says she can only come and appraise the house on Friday due to her busy schedules.

“At the request of the US Government we have also agreed to accept two detainees of Yemeni origin who were detained in Guantanamo but who have been cleared of any involvement in any terrorist activities and are being released. They are unable to return to Yemen at the moment and we have indicated our readiness to accept them for a period of two years after which they may leave the country”, were the words in a statement released by Minister for Foreign Affairs & Regional Integration in respect to the arrival of the detainees.

On appearance of the detainees Hon. Hannah Tetteh explained that parliament was not involved in the negotiations and the transfers of the detainees because it was an international agreement of which she was even exempted in some areas of the discussions made.