Former first lady, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings has waded into the controversial decision by government to host two ex-detainees of the Guantanamo Bay Camp in Cuba.
According to her, the decision to accept the terror suspects in spite of Ghana’s porous security beats her imagination.
Ghana will host for the next two years, Mahmud Umar Muhammad Bin Atef and Khalid Muhammad Salih Al-Dhuby had been in detention for 14 years, after being linked with terrorist group Al-Qaeda.
The decision has been vehemently opposed by civil society groups, clergy and the opposition political parties with a call on government to return the Gitmo two to their countries.
However, President Mahama justifies the need for the two former Gitmo detainees to be sheltered in Ghana and urged the Christian groups who had protested against the decision to accommodate the ex-detainees to show their Christian compassion.
But in an interview on Adom News, the former first lady expressed shock at the intransigent position taken by government.
She described as worrying how the whole deal has been shrouded in secrecy at the expense of the security of the citizenry.
Nana Konadu who is also the flagbearer of the National Democratic Party (NDP) is convinced President Mahama has been blinded by the ‘juicy package’ from the United States government.
“They say we should not call them terrorists because no court found them guilty. I’m busy looking for the courts that tried Osama Bin Laden and Al- Baghdadi, the ISIS leader before they were classified as terrorists. You should never sacrifice your conscience safety for money” she stressed.
Nana Konadu advised President Mahama to “stop the lies and deceit” and be candid to Ghanaians