- The outgoing U.S. ambassador to Ghana says the two former Gitmo detainees have reintegrated into the Ghanaian society
- Robert P. Jackson says the Yemenis have now married Ghanaian women and even have children with them
- There was an outburst of criticism following the decision by the erstwhile Mahama administration to admit the ex-detainees
It has emerged that all former Guantanamo Bay detainees have married Ghanaian women and also had children when them.
This was disclosed by the outgoing U.S. ambassador to Ghana, Robert P. Jackson, who told journalists that these Yemenis; Mahmud Umar Muhammad Bin Atef and Khalid Muhammad Salih Al-Dhuby are now fully integrated
“Both of them are married now; both of them have children now; both of them are well integrated into Ghana,” he stated.
The outgoing ambassador has assured Ghanaians that the presence of these ex-Guantanamo Bay detainees poses no security threats to the country.
“I don’t believe Ghanaians should be concerned about their presence here in Ghana based on a track record that is now two and a half years long,” he stated.
Meanwhile, the deputy foreign affairs minister, Charles Owiredu, says it has become possible for them due to the refugee status conferred on them by the Refugee Board in 2016.
The deputy minister who disclosed this on TV3’s News 360 on Monday refused to disclose the kind of business the two are involved in Ghana.
The two-year bilateral cooperation between the erstwhile Mahama administration and the United States, to keep Mahmud Umar Muhammad Bin Atef and Khalid Muhammad Salih Al-Dhuby in the country expired on January 6, 2018.
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