Ghana Accepts Request To Settle Former Rwandan and Guantanamo Bay Inmates

| Updated Feb 16, 2017 at 5:00pm


Hanna Serwaah Tetteh, Ghana Minister for Foreign Affairs & Regional Integration


Ghana has accepted a request from the US and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, to settle some former inmates into the Ghanaian society.

Two inmates of the Guantanamo Bay detention Camp and ex-prisoners sentenced by the Arusha based International Criminal Tribunal will be given refugee status and monitored by National Security for two years.

Speaking exclusively to Radio Ghana, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hannah Tetteh said the request was accepted by Ghana on humanitarian grounds.

She said government has also granted refugee status to some Syrians who already have ties in Ghana.

Madam Hannah Tetteh said the detainees were vigorously vetted and have no terrorist related background and therefore pose no security threat to the country.

She explained that the US government will bear all cost for their reintegration whilst Ghana bears no liability.