- Kweku Baako has advised the Minority in Parliament to desist from passing comments about the two Yemeni nationals in Ghana
- He revealed that the NDC granted Mahmud Umar Muhammad Bin Atef and Khalid Muhammed Salih Al-Dhuby refugee status as soon as their stay in Ghana officially came to an end
Veteran Ghanaian journalist, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako, has expressed worry about the concerns of the Minority in Parliament with regard to the continuous stay of the two former Guantanamo Bay detainees in Ghana.
Kweku Baako stated that Ghana’s largest opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has no moral right to question the decisions of the Akufo-Addo-led government, after granting them refugee status.
The two Yemeni nationals, Mahmud Umar Muhammad Bin Atef and Khalid Muhammed Salih Al-Dhuby, acquired refugee status prior to the expiration of their stay in Ghana.
This occurred a few months after they had been transferred to Ghana by the United States Government following an agreement.
The situation, YEN.com.gh understands, is further compounded by the fact that the current government is unable to take a definite course of action with respect to the case.
The NDC Member of Parliament (MP) for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga, has however stated that the refugee status would expire in August 2018, after which the government can pursue a course of action.
However, Kweku Baako on Peace FM’s morning show, Kokrokoo, on Wednesday stated that the MP had wrongly interpreted the matter.
He explained that the refugee status is incapable of expiration; suggesting that what the MP probably meant, is that the travel documents of the GITMO2 were expired..
The renowned journalist further noted that he would kept quiet if he were the Minority in Parliament, as they have no case.
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