March 25, 2019
Minority in Parliament is demanding that President Akufo-Addo government breaks its silence over the abduction and disappearance of Mahran Mustapha Baajour, a thirty-nine (39) year old Lebanese businessman of Palestinian origin.

According to a Minority statement Mahran Mustapha Baajour arrived in Ghana on a business visit on 13th December, 2018 and has since not been seen in public.

Ranking Member on Foreign Affairs, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa noted that the Minority is reliably informed that the businessman was arrested together with two of his Ghanaian host at the airport, by persons claiming to be operatives of the Bureau of National Investigation (BNI).

“All three were kept in detention for six days in violation of Ghanaian law; our understanding is that his two hosts, one Razak Abdul and another were then released”.

He further noted that Ghana’s image as a democratic state which upholds human rights and respects the rule of law clearly is on the line.

This development had led to major protest in Beirut, Lebanon where petitions have been presented to that nations President and Speaker of Parliament, Al-Jazeera has already broadcast two stories on the matter.

Again there is another petition demanding the release of Mahran address to the Ghanaian Government presented at our consular office in Lebanon where another protest was staged.

“We must be conscious of the implication of this development, on our peacekeeping troops in Lebanon if the matter in issue continues to be handled so abysmally, despite Minority’s countless behind the scenes interventions for government to publicly state its claimed innocence”.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/