An ex-Guantanamo Bay inmates being offered humanitarian assistance in Ghana is an admitted member of the Taliban.
According to US-based FOX News, one of the two discharged Guantanamo prisoners who are currently in Ghana fought for the late terror king Osama Bid Laden. Mahmud Umar Muhammad Bin Atef and Khalid Muhammad Salih Al-Dhuby are being offered humanitarian assistance in Ghana, per a directive by the US government.
Ghana’s foreign affairs ministry has disclosed that the assistance being offered the ex-inmates of the Guantanamo prisoners is at the request of the US government.
In a statement from the ministry, signed by the minister of foreign affairs and regional integration, Hanna Tetteh, it noted that the offer will also see Ghana provide shelter to hundreds of displaced persons from Rwanda, Yemen and Syria.
The move by government is feared to cause a security scare in the country considering the weakened security output of the country but foreign minister, Hanna Tetteh assures that the movement of all the prisoners and refugees would seriously be considered.
Meanwhile, the US government has expressed its gratitude to the Government of Ghana for the gesture.
In a statement on its website, the US Department of Defense said it provided the necessary security assistance to Ghana in order to ensure a smooth transfer of the inmates.
“As directed by the president’s Jan. 22, 2009, executive order, the interagency Guantanamo Review Task Force conducted a comprehensive review of these cases. As a result of those reviews, which examined a number of factors, including security issues, Atef and Al-Dhuby were unanimously approved for transfer by the six departments and agencies comprising the task force,” the statement said.