Just when Ghanaians had almost forgotten about the hosting of two former Guantanamo Bay detainees in the country from the United States, Parliament is scheduled to query the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hannah Tetteh, in a closed sitting of MPs on Friday, February 19, 2016.
A Member of Parliament’s Committee on Defence and Interior, Major Derrick Oduro, had indicated to Citi News that he was going to urge his colleagues to invite and question Foreign Affairs and Interior Ministers over the Guantanamo detainee’s brouhaha.
According to Major Derrick Oduro, Parliament was at a loss as to why the government took the decision without recourse to the house and will demand answers from the sector ministers.
The Member of Parliament for Asuogyaman, Kofi Osei Ameyaw, also filed an urgent question to compel the Foreign Affairs Minister to clarify certain aspects of the deal with the United States government.
Government’s decision to accept the two former terror suspects has received widespread condemnation with critics saying the presence of the two, Mahmud Umar Muhammad Bin Atef and Khalid Muhammad Salih Al-Dhuby pose a security threat to the country.
The US government insists the two former detainees pose minimal risk to Ghana’s national security but many say the explanation for accepting the two former terror suspects from the US is not been convincing enough.