- Government says the Gitmo detainees will not be repatriated
- Foreign affairs minister has told parliament that Ghana is still safe
The foreign affairs minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, has clarified that the ex-detainees from Guantanamo Bay will be made to stay in Ghana.
The confirmation by the minister follows a recent ruling at the Supreme Court which declared the accomodation of the Gitmo two as "illegal". But taking her turn to anwswer questions on the floor of parliament, the minister confirmed that the men would stay in Ghana with strict security.
“Mr. Speaker, we have not changed anything. In the note verbales that were exchanged between the two countries. Indeed there was no agreement. The whole transaction was done through what we call a note verbale from both sides. What we have done is to attach all those documents,” she revealed.
Meanwhile, the Gitmo two are said to be currently under strict security and surveillance as government reveals that the deal signed with the US government regarding the accomodation of them stays in play.
Do you have any story to share with YEN? Get featured! We are available on Facebook and email via firstname.lastname@example.org