Close to $300,000 was used to take care of Gitmo detainees - Fmr MP reveals

Close to $300,000 was used to take care of Gitmo detainees - Fmr MP reveals

- Former MP, George Loh, says America gave Ghana $300,000 for the upkeep of the Gitmo duo

- Ghana’s Supreme Court has ruled that the stay of the Gitmo duo is “illegal”

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George Loh of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has revealed that the Mahama administration was given in excess of $300,000 by the US government for the upkeep of the former detainees of the defunct Guantanamo Bay.

Close to $300,000 was used to take care of Gitmo detainees - Fmr MP reveals

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The revelation by George Loh follows a Supreme Court ruling declaring the housing of the Gitmo Duo as “illegal”, a development which has seen a member of the select committee for foreign affairs, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa warn that there could be a strain in the relationship between Ghana and America following the Supreme Court ruling.

According to George Loh, the amount could have been in excess “of about $300,000…the agreement is just for two years.”

Former reports dating back to January 2016 showed how the coming over of the Guantanamo bay ex-detainees caused rage in the country – a development which saw the former president, John Mahama assure Ghanaians that their stay will not cause any security threat to Ghana.

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But just after the Supreme Court ruling, various political commentators are calling for government to ensure that the two Guantanamo Bay ex-detainees are repatriated back to their countries.

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