NPP demands accountability from gov’t over ex G-bay detainees

The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has weighed into the public uproar that has greeted the acceptance of two ex-detainees of Guantanamo Bay into Ghana, demanding answers to a myriad of questions.

According to a statement issued on Monday, the NPP expressed support for the “fears” and “anxiety” among Ghanaians over the resettlement of the terrorism suspects.

“We are concerned that the decision was made without any consultation whatsoever with Parliament, political parties and other stakeholders,” the statement signed by Acting General Secretary John Boadu said.

Among the eight questions raised by the NPP in the statement are: “Why has government not disclosed the terms of agreement, nature and full extent of the consideration received in exchange for resettling the detainees?”, “Why is the government straining to paint the picture of the two detainees as harmless misunderstood and wrongly detained persons?” and “Why did government smuggle the detainees into Ghana only to give the impression that they were yet to arrive?”

The NPP wants government to come clean on the two-year stay of the two men.


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