- Ace journalist, Kweku Baako has revealed that the interior ministry under Mahama's administration advised against Gitmo two
- Government says the Gitmo two can no longer be taken back to their countries
It has emerged that former president, John Dramani Mahama declined the advice of his interior ministry on the need not to bring the detainees of Guantanamo Bay to Ghana.
The revelation was made by the editor-in-chief of the New Crusading Guide, Kweku Baako, who revealed that the interior ministry viciously stood against the accommodation of the Gitmo two.
According to Kweku Baako, intercepted letters to the former president warned that the accommodation of Khalid Mohammed Salih al-Dhuby and Mahmoud Omar Mohammed Bin Atef could have negative political and national security impact on the erstwhile NDC administration but the president nonetheless gave approval for their stay here in Ghana.
“It was inappropriate; there were security challenges and could have political implications” and therefore advised against acceptance," Kweko Baako revealed.
The claim by the veteran journalist follows government's frustration over not being able to repatriate the Gitmo detainees after foreign affairs minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, revealed that the contract the Mahama administration signed with the USA had "tied up" the hands of government.
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