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Ex-GTMO detainees have comported themselves well since arrival – Akufo-Addo gov’t

The two former Guantanamo Bay detainees

Government is calling for calm among Ghanaians as it promises to take steps to address issues to do with the two ex-detainees of Guantanamo Bay.

The Supreme Court on Thursday asked that the issue of hosting the suspected terrorist in Ghana should be sent back to Parliament for approval.

It was on the judgement in the case brought before it by Margaret Banful and Henry Nana Boakye against the Attorney General.

According to the Court presided over by Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo, the agreement between governments of Ghana and the United States of America was unconstitutional.

The judgement was a 6-1 majority decision.

The agreement has been ordered to be ratified by Parliament within three months, failure of which the two Yemenis will be sent back.

But a statement issued by the Minister of Information, Mustapha Abdul Hamid, on Thursday said the two former G-Bay detainees “have been comporting themselves well since their arrival in Ghana”.

He said they have been under the supervision of security agencies.

“Government is going to take prompt steps to address the consequential orders,” the statement assured.

“In the meantime, government is calling for calm amongst the populace on this matter.”

The Asians were brought to Ghana under the presidency of John Dramani Mahama, a decision which was met with public outcry.

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana

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