Mahama Denies Receiving $300 Million For Accepting Gitmo Detainees

Ghana’s President, John Dramani Mahama

The President, John Dramani Mahama has denied taking money from the American Government to allow the two Guantanamo Bay detainees to resettle in Ghana.

There have been speculations in the media that, the President Mahama led government received a whopping sum of $300 million from the United State Government for accepting the suspected terrorists into Ghana.

President described the speculation as untrue and said his decision to accept the two Gitmo terrorists into the shores of Ghana was purely on humanitarian ground and not borne out of any monetary consideration.

The President was addressing the media at a Press briefing at the Flagstaff House on Tuesday to afford the media the opportunity to access his performance after three years in office.

According to President Mahama, the two suspected terrorists are not as dangerous as it is being alleged by a section of the Public.

He disclosed that, the two detainees have been described by the US Security Agency as the most compliant during their 14 years detention and ranked among the lowest risk detainees after a thorough security assessment of the them.

According to him, his decision to accept them to resettle here in Ghana was based on security brief and advice from security expert.

He assured Ghanaians that, the resettlement of the two detainees would not pose any security threat, saying, the two are not criminals because no court has found them guilty of any crime.

Mr Mahama appealed to the people to accept the detainees and show them compassion to facilitate their resettlement and integration into the Ghanaian society.

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