President John Dramani Mahama has insisted that the sheltering of two detainees from the Guantanamo Bay cell posed no threat whatsoever to the security of the nation and that Ghanaians would have to be more troubled over the spate of road accidents than the mere sheltering of these detainees.
Addressing the press in Accra in an effort to set government records straight over matters involving national interest and security, President Mahama maintained that it would be to his disadvantage as the Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces to do anything to breech the nation's security.
In the meantime, minister of foreign affairs, Hanna Tetteh has added that the two detainees do not in any way pose a negative threat to the nation. In an interview with Radio Gold in Accra, the minister assured that the ex-convicts, Mahmoud Omar Mohammed Bin Atef,36, and Khalid Shayk Mohammed, 34 are peaceful men who have no intention of endangering Ghanaians. Meanwhile, Civil society groups including, the Catholic Bishops Conference and the Christian Council of Ghana have condemned the decision by the Mahama-led administration to open Ghana’s doors to them thus ordering government to send them back to the US.