- General secretary of the NPP has blamed the Mahama administration over the stay of Gitmo detainees
- John Boadu reveals the NDC hid severe secrets between Ghana and America over the stay of the detainees
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) is claiming that the erstwhile Mahama administration hid some secret contracts it signed with the US government over the decision to house the two ex-convicts from Guantanamo Bay.
This was made known by the Acting General Secretary of the party, John Boadu who claims the opposition NDC party is to blame for the stay of Guantanamo Bay detainees.
According to him, there are several aspects of the diplomatic agreement that was hidden from Ghanaians which is now haunting the NPP government as it looks for options available to it following the expiration of their stay in Ghana.
The minister of foreign affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey has revealed in parliament that per contracts already signed between Ghana and the United States under the Mahama administration, all two Gitmo detainees will be staying in Ghana as refugees.
Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey has also revealed that both men have been married to foreigners in the country and the already started their families.
The Yemenis came to Ghana in January 2016 to stay for two years under a diplomatic agreement as the United States government worked to close down its infamous detention centre, Guantanamo Bay, where the suspects lived for 14 years.
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