Clergy Condemn Government For Accepting Guantanamo Detainees

Clergy Condemn Government For Accepting Guantanamo Detainees

The clergy have condemned government’s decision to accept the two Guantanamo Bay terrorist suspects in Ghana.

Their call comes on the back of the majority of Ghanaians who are also calling for the return of the Guantanamo detainees to the United States.

According to the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council the government of Ghana has to come clear on the issue.

“The decision to accept these detainees poses a major security threat to Ghanaians since people connected to them may want to come to the country to follow up on them,”  General Secretary of the Council, Apostle Samuel Yaw Antwi said in an interview with Citi FM.

“Imagine something happens to these two people while they are here within the two years that has been quoted. What is going to be the implications for Ghana? These are the issues that we need to look at and we see that as a risk… We don’t believe their being here will be in our [Ghana] supreme interest,” he added.

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Meanwhile, in a related development, the officials of the Foreign Affairs Ministry and US Embassy are expected to meet the Christian Council of Ghana, Joy News has reported.

Ghana is expected to provide shelter for the two Yemini terror suspects Mahmud Umar Muhammad Bin Atef and Khalid Muhammad Salih Al-Dhuby.

The two were in detention for 14 years after being picked up in Afghanistan and suspected to have been linked to the terrorist group Al-Qaeda. The Christian Council of Ghana has demanded the two suspects be sent out of the country.

 

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